It's not often you see a house moving down the road. But that's exactly what some spectators got a glimpse of today as the new owner of a house that was damaged during tropical storm Debby had to move the house to his own property, in order to repair it and keep it.
Carl Hollenback had the house moved slow and steady, inch by inch, down a normally busy street. A worker said that sometimes it's like watching paint dry. A crew from A-team Structural Moving Engineers had to move the structure from just blocks away.
The entire home was loaded on top of a trailer for the short ride in front of a crowd...who didn't mind the pace. Pam Dobyns says you don't get to see a house move everyday and that it's very interesting and fun to watch. Sue Shumaker was watching instead of working.but, the movers were working hard making sure the house made the trip in one piece.
Ever so gently the house was moved down Pass-a-Grille Way. The home's owner, Carl Hollenback, is excited to keep the history alive...you see the house was built in 1886 by Zephaniah Phillips, a Union army veteran who was the 1st permanent settler on Pass-a-Grille.
The historic house was moved to its new home in the community where it started. The historical home was given to Carl Hollenback by the former owner who had planned to demolish it He just had to pay for the move.
The house was moved behind the sea horse restaurant which is also a historic building built 75 years ago. The plan is to keep it a residential structure.
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