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A 139-year-old San Francisco house was moved to a new address and the video is fascinating

Summary List PlacementA 139-year-old house in San Francisco was moved to a new address over the weekend. The green Victorian home known as the "Englander House" was lifted up on to giant dollies and put on wheels when it was moved from 807 Franklin Street to 635 Fulton Street in...

A worker signals to a truck driver pulling a Victorian home through San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The house, built in 1882, was moved to a new location about six blocks away to make room for a condominium development. According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $400,000 and involved removing street lights, parking meters, and utility lines.

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A 139-year-old house in San Francisco was moved to a new address over the weekend.

The green Victorian home known as the “Englander House” was lifted up on to giant dollies and put on wheels when it was moved from 807 Franklin Street to 635 Fulton Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Video of the six-block move shows the 5,170-square-foot, six-bedroom house being pulled by a semi-truck at about one mile an hour as onlookers took photos.

 

San Francisco broker Tim Brown, the owner of the house, paid about $400,000 to have the home moved, a plan that’s been in the works for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The moving process not only included putting the house on dollies, but also included removing streetlights, parking meters, tree branches, and utility lines as well as blocking off roads.

A truck pulls a Victorian home through San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.Workers pass a Victorian home as a truck pulls it through San Francisco on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.

House mover Phil Joy told The Chronicle that he had to get 15 city agencies to agree to let his company move the house, which is 80 feet in length and had to go downhill to reach its new location.

At its new location, the house will be combined with an old mortuary next door to create a 17-unit building, NBC News reported.

A 48-unit, eight-story apartment complex is being erected at the home’s old location.

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