Tharpe’s Boot & Shoe Repair opened right here in Killeen, Texas in 1954 and has been serving the Central Texas area for over 80 years. Sadly, they closed their doors in February Now the building is going on the auction block.

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If you got the money, this is a great opportunity to own a building in the historic district of Downtown Killeen.

Tharpe’s Boot & Shoe Repair

The sign on the door reads:

“After 83 years in business and multiple locations serving active-duty military personnel and civilians, Tharpe’s Boot & Shoe Repair are closing their doors. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history.”

Located at 421 North Gray Street, Tharpe’s has been a staple in downtown Killeen for many decades. Our news partners at KWTX reported on their closing in February this year.


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Now the building, and the items in it, will go up for auction.

Williams & Williams Real Estate Auctions

“Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history” reads the sign on the front window posted by Williams & Williams Real Estate Auctions.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports that the auction will take place on August 25 both on-site and online at auctionnetwork.com.

The building itself is a single-story unit with one bathroom and is approximately 2,125 square feet. Some of the “antique contents” also up for auction include a motorized bicycle.


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Trade equipment, antiques and furnishings will also be available to bid on plus, a 1990s Coca-Cola vending machine. Check it out.


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A 1964 Ford Thunderbird is also available separately following the auction. See the full list HERE.

A public inspection will be held on August 5 and 12 from 11a to 12p.

Own a Piece of Killeen History

Wanna bid? No registration is necessary if you show up in person otherwise, those bidding online will need to pay a $199 electronic convenience fee.

For more information call 800-801-8003.

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