Stevens Auction Company
Stevens Auction Company Aberdeen, Miss., and Flomaton, Ala. Stevens Auction Company was founded in 1984 by Dwight Stevens, who has had a lifelong interest in antiques and architecture. He turned these hobbies into a full-time profession, attending the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, from which he graduated as a certified auctioneer. He joined the National Auctioneers Association and helped organize the Mississippi Auctioneers Association. In the early days, Stevens Auction Company sold anything and everything, from grocery stores to farm equipment. But over the years, the firm became specialists in the marketing and selling of antiques, as well as the organization and management of large estate auctions. Today, the company holds estate auctions at some of the most prominent old homes in the South, not just in Aberdeen, Miss. In June 2002, Stevens Auction Company purchased the historic Adams-French Mansion, at 301 Meridian Street in Aberdeen, to be its primary auction facility. A fire gutted the mansion in June 2006, and since then Mr. Stevens has spent time and money restoring and refurbishing the home to its original splendor. Now, with the restoration complete, Mr. Stevens uses the mansion as his primary residence.