For the first time in 45 years, a 140 year old Victorian house has been moved
in San Francisco. It was transported in a remote-controlled hydraulic truck.
According to the Associated Press, the green house with large windows and a brown front door was loaded onto giant dollies and moved to a location six blocks away on Sunday.
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With a crowd of spectators, gawkers and nervous engineers in tow, a 139 year old Victorian house turned a quarter mile the wrong way early Sunday Relocated to a hilly street in San Francisco @ 4hodgessc pic.twitter.com/LuoADi7h0b
People lined the sidewalks to take pictures as the structure rolled to 635 Fulton St. at a top speed of 1 km / h .
The house’s trip has been in the pipeline for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Seasoned resident Phil Joy told the San Francisco Chronicle he had to Obtain permits from more than 15 city authorities. Joy said this step was difficult in part because the first part of the trip is downhill.
Parking meters were ripped open, branches cut, and traffic signs moved along the way.
The owner of the six bedroom house, realtor Tim Brown, of San Francisco, will pay about $ 400,000 in fees and moving costs, according to the Chronicle.
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