A 139-year-old San Francisco house was moved to a new address and the video is fascinating
- A 139-year-old house in
San Franciscowas moved six blocks by a semi-truck on Sunday.
- Video shows the 5,170-square-foot, six-bedroom house being driven to his new home.
- The owner of the house paid about $400,000 to have the home moved.
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.
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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