SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON/AP) – It’s not every day you see a giant home moving down the street in San Francisco, California.
But the city made an exception for a grand Victorian home, also known as the Englander, that has stood at Franklin and Turk streets in San Francisco for the last 139 years.
The home was seen slowly moving – at a top speed of 1 mph – down the street from 635 Fulton to 807 Fulton Sunday morning.
Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs were relocated.
Veteran house mover Phil Joy told the San Francisco Chronicle he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies.
The owner of the six-bedroom house, San Francisco broker Tim Brown, will pay about $400,000 in fees and moving costs, the Chronicle said.
“The cleared project site will be developed into 48 new units of rental housing in an eight-story concrete structure with outlooks over Hayes Valley and Jefferson Park,” according to Kerman Morris Architects.