- "Cluckingham Palace," a sprawling Texas mansion, was built in 1992 by architect Richard Drummond Davis for "Bo" Pilgrim, cofounder of the poultry empire Pilgrim's Pride, according to Robb Report .
- The 18,327-square-foot property spans 43 acres and has six bedrooms with 10 full bathrooms.
- Originally built for about $15 million , the property is set to be auctioned off between October 15 and October 18; it's also listed with local realtors for $8.95 million.
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Pilgrim cofounded Pilgrim's Pride, which used to be one of the largest suppliers of poultry products in the world, with his brother Aubrey in 1946, growing it from a small feed store in Pittsburg and turning it into a global powerhouse after Aubrey's 1966 death. Eventually, the company became a supplier for major brands like Walmart, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Wendy's.
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After amassing his fortune in the chicken business, Pilgrim commissioned architect Richard Drummond Davis to build a "French Renaissance dream" palace with ornate gold leaf and marble decor, according to Robb Report ; it cost about $15 million to build at the time.
But now, two years after Pilgrim's 2017 death , his son is auctioning off his father's dream home through Concierge Auctions . According to the company's listing, the online sale will run from October 15 through October 18. Local agents are also currently listing the property for $8.95 million .
Here's a look inside the six-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate known to locals as "Cluckingham Palace."
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