The old Schuylkill Trust building in Pottsville has been sold to the highest bidder, and it was a steal.

Bids started at $999, and the building ultimately sold for $90,000.

The winner is the Hassen Group of New York, an investment firm.

The new deed will be approved in 20 to 45 days.

The building was auctioned off in a judicial sale, so that means the property was sold free and clear of any liens.

The building has been in decline for years.