Man In San Francisco Pays $400,000 To Move His 139-Year-Old Victorian House Seven Blocks Away

SHARE:

Man In San Francisco Pays $400,000 To Move His 139-Year-Old Victorian House Seven Blocks Away

A man has moved his 5,170-square-feet Victorian house seven blocks away from its original location in San Francisco.


The move was made at 6am and caught the attention of hudreds of people.


The two-story house was built in 1882 on 807 Franklin Street and moved to 635 Fulton Street, 139 years later.


The move was particularly tricky and the workers had to untangle one of the house's corners that was stuck to a light pole before taking a turn from Franklin street.


The move also caused significant disruptions and required traffic lights to be relocated, utility lines and parking meters to be removed, as well as, trees to be trimmed.


The homeowner, Tim Brown, had to plan the move for years to make sure that it is successful and that no damages are caused. He had purchased the home back in 2013 for $2.6 million.


There are plans for an eight-story apartment to be built on the house's plot on Franklin street, while the Victorian house will be converted to seven residential units.


The total cost of the house's relocation was about $400,000.


Fiona McDougall, a member of the Victorian Alliance of San Francisco, said:


"These houses are part of the fabric of San Francisco. It's important to preserve them rather than replacing them with a bunch of cold boxes."


Although San Francisco has a long history of relocating houses, this is the first time that a house is moved in over 50 years.

The move soon went viral and people shared jokes online.


One person commented:


"I wonder what the ghosts are thinking."


While another said:


"Crimes so bad in San Francisco they're stealing buildings now."


Another complained:


"I would be pissed if I were trying to get to work on time."



[Based on reporting by: Positive Outlooks]


COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1306,Art,789,BLM,22,Consciousness,1545,CoVid-19,153,Cures,227,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,72,Environment,1444,Fiction,2,Health,752,History,451,Human Intelligence,553,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4128,Justice,533,Mental Health,15,News,1098,Nutrition,218,Philosophy,309,Photography,1587,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,781,Science,1118,Self Improvement,837,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,246,Technology,473,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Man In San Francisco Pays $400,000 To Move His 139-Year-Old Victorian House Seven Blocks Away
Man In San Francisco Pays $400,000 To Move His 139-Year-Old Victorian House Seven Blocks Away
A man has moved his 5,170-square-feet Victorian house seven blocks away from its original location in San Francisco. The move was made at 6am and caus
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhhQzV7_NT48_AyllFKW9EVO9wgTZmHb3giRcrvlnzTm7usV_5Tt4Y3ak1wddpVLYLfpq-Zensl_Wo9JhXhcn9z39ojYEhBWm4oQB4CT7WUeYhAuG0-4H_Fu3Ekkry8ZbQHjTKRV6bo241CvPh1ooIcHVNTTbNtGwNw2MZegSsHUDsnS_-KyJgta9rwiw
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhhQzV7_NT48_AyllFKW9EVO9wgTZmHb3giRcrvlnzTm7usV_5Tt4Y3ak1wddpVLYLfpq-Zensl_Wo9JhXhcn9z39ojYEhBWm4oQB4CT7WUeYhAuG0-4H_Fu3Ekkry8ZbQHjTKRV6bo241CvPh1ooIcHVNTTbNtGwNw2MZegSsHUDsnS_-KyJgta9rwiw=s72-c
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2022/01/man-in-san-francisco-pays-400000-to-move-his-139-year-old-victorian-house-seven-blocks-away.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2022/01/man-in-san-francisco-pays-400000-to-move-his-139-year-old-victorian-house-seven-blocks-away.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy