Mugivan Potential RE Sale 8-6-1941
Peril Council Shies at Buying Mugivan Mansion City Hall Purchase Project Shelved Peru, Ind., Aug. 5.--".Tribune Special"'--A widely d i s c u s strongly promoted movement t.o induce the city council to buy the abandoned mansion of the late Jerry Mugivan, circus mag-nate, located at 50 East Main street, use as a city hall, probably has of official neg'lect, members of the council be) ieved today. They met last night m their rcgula.- monthly ; session, approved the minutes of preceding meeting, and adjourned. : Not a word was said- aboui; the 1 Mugivan deal. "It's Jiike a baby that has been . left on at doorstep." said one ;rnem- i ber of the council. "Nobody wants to claim it." Several weeks ago, each councilman received a copy of a ordinance providing for purchase 1 wn ff of the property for 515,000, but the clera.iled m i n e d the roadbed . N'o one was injured. proposal never" hM bee'rTplaced ficially before the body, and seemed to know who drafted It. The luxurious residence, with n half-dozen marble bath rooms, w cellars, servants' quarters and mul-:' tiple-car garage, is now the prop- 1 K et erty of a group of Mugivan tlle for whom tlie Wabash Valley , company in acting: as trustee. A local real estate agency was the prime movÂ«r in attempting to promote its sale to the city. Apparently supplanting the Mugi- van deal in public attention today was another under-current of sentiment for installation of a municipal water softener. Several members the council are known to favor idea, but it, too, still lacked official i status today.