Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Demolition is not an option, so let owner be historically …


Something you don’t see every day: a house on wheels. In San Francisco, a 139-year-old house was completely moved last weekend. And that was not easy.

The residents of 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco moved over the weekend. And they not only moved their household effects, but chose to take their entire house with them. The house is 139 years old and relocated at 635 Fulton Street, less than a mile away.

The house was pulled on rollers at a speed of 1.6 kilometers per hour. In order for the entire operation to continue, permission had to be obtained from more than 15 city institutions.

Parking meters were cleared, trees were pruned, road signs and lights moved, and overhanging power cables removed to make room for the house. All permits cost the owner $ 200,000. And the whole move itself another $ 200,000. Especially the length of the house, about 24 meters, was a problem. Especially because the first part of the way slopes down. But all brakes worked perfectly.

Why not just tear down the house? That was not an option for the owners. And that because of the historical value.

An eight-storey apartment building will be built on the original site of the house.

Photo: AP
Demolition is not an option, so the owner lets his historic home roll to another street for about half a million dollars
Photo: AP
Demolition is not an option, so the owner lets his historic home roll to another street for about half a million dollars
Photo: AP
Demolition is not an option, so the owner lets his historic home roll to another street for about half a million dollars
Photo: AP
Demolition is not an option, so the owner lets his historic home roll to another street for about half a million dollars
Photo: AP
Demolition is not an option, so the owner lets his historic home roll to another street for about half a million dollars
Photo: REUTERS



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