– A house in the United States was recently moved from its old address to a new location, and it cost the owner more than $400,000 (N152,300,000) to do so
– The house, which is a 139-year-old Victorian house in San Francisco, was moved to make way for another building
– Residents took to the street to experience the moment the house was moved six blocks away from its old location
A video has gone viral on social media in which a 139-year-old Victorian house in San Francisco was lifted from its old address and moved to a new location.
In the video that was shared on Twitter by @jrstonelive, residents could be seen watching the moment the old house was moved from 807 Franklin St to 635 Fulton St, San Francisco.
Captioning the video, @jrstonelive wrote:
“Nothing to see here, just a historic San Francisco Victorian home coming down the street! Today it’s being moved 6 blocks for more than $400,000. It’s old location near Turk and Franklin will soon be home to more than 60 apartments.”
Tweeps took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
“Worked on a historic home move in Phoenix years ago. Engineering was crazy that held it together. Biggest part was selecting the route to move it, power line moving, underground utility issues. Jacking it up with out breaking it! All in all, it was a blast to do it!”
“I am so glad the expense of moving this home did not deter its relocation. It is a true landmark treasure.”
“Amazing! I always wonder what the original owners would think about the moving itself and the technology that makes it possible. Although modern tech isn’t required, it just makes it easier. Alexander Hamilton’s home was moved (the 1st time) in 1889!”
In a previous report by Legit.ng, residents of a Chinese town near Shanghai were left in bewilderment after experiencing something they had never seen in their lives.
The residents could not believe their eyes when they spotted an 85-year-old building being moved from its original spot to a different location to give room for another structure.
China is a country that has made huge strides in matters of technological development. The country has never ceased to amaze the world with its inventions and other jaw-dropping moves.
Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He’s passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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