A House Move

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We have been working on a project for the last 13 years that involves the relocation of 64 historic buildings in the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District. Last week this one was moved at night. Thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of it loaded and on the road. For some background on why the homes are being moved, see the entries under Tampa Interstate Study at http://preservationresource.com/projects/
a house move, architecture, The house is loaded onto steel beams and wheels
The house is loaded onto steel beams and wheels
a house move, architecture, Another view of the house loaded onto the steel
Another view of the house loaded onto the steel
a house move, architecture, A view from the rear the house will travel backwards so it can pull onto the new lot easier
A view from the rear - the house will travel backwards so it can pull onto the new lot easier
a house move, architecture, Starting the move the wheels barely clear the curb
Starting the move - the wheels barely clear the curb
a house move, architecture, Pulling off the old lot to make the trip
Pulling off the old lot to make the trip
a house move, architecture, A close up shot
A close-up shot
a house move, architecture, The house is wider than the street so stop signs utility poles etc have to be removed en route and tree branches trimmed
The house is wider than the street, so stop signs, utility poles, etc. have to be removed en route and tree branches trimmed
a house move, architecture, The house at its new site set on a new foundation The purchaser will be responsible for electrical and plumbing hookup as well as renovations
The house at its new site set on a new foundation. The purchaser will be responsible for electrical and plumbing hookup as well as renovations.

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