Locke-Ober auction marks an end to the venerable restaurant ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff New owners of the building where the 137-year-old Locke-Ober resided until it closed in October auctioned about 250 items from the restaurant Friday. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff The bidding started in the dining room, where representatives from the Paul E. Saperstein Co. announced items. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Decor, furniture, restaurant and bar equipment, and fixtures from the cafe were auctioned. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff This silver platter went for $850. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Some auction attendees were business owners, like Jim Keefe, who owns a second hand store. Others just wanted a piece of the restaurant for their homes. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Co-owner Jay Hajj said the money raised will be put towards the reconstruction of the space. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Once it re-opens in about a year, the new building will maintain a restaurant on the first floor and the upstairs dining rooms will be converted into condos.