Somewhat amazingly, a former U.S. Border Patrol station is for sale outside the town of Gila Bend, Arizona.
The minimum bid is only $8,000—but the property doesn’t look too good and is “not warranted,” so buyer beware.
Structural conditions notwithstanding, this could be an amazing opportunity to create a Border Museum, a desert arts center, a writers’ retreat, an urban explorers’ redoubt, a remote branch of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a field school for an avant-garde university geography program, a pop-up site for an architecture school to host student installations, a future restaurant, a weird Father’s Day gift, a place to store your favorite Paul Manafort trial memorabilia, an asbestos-exposure demonstration facility, or just a roadside site to park your pick-up truck.
Here is the facility on Google Maps.
Bidding begins on August 28th.
Note that there is an open house on Friday morning, August 17th, 2018, at 9am, for those of you near Gila Bend.
(Previously on BLDGBLOG: Buy a Los Angeles Sidewalk Corner, Buy a Complex of Submarine Pits, Buy a Skyway, Buy a Fort, Buy a Lighthouse, Buy an Underground Kingdom, Buy a Prison, Buy a Tube Station, Buy an Archipelago, Buy a Map, Buy a Torpedo-Testing Facility, Buy a Silk Mill, Buy a Fort, Buy a Church).