After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-storey Victorian house has a new address.
The green home with large windows and a brown front door was loaded on to giant dollies and moved to a location six blocks away on Sunday. Onlookers lined the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled – at a top speed of 1mph – to 635 Fulton Street.
The house’s journey has been planned for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “The site at 807 Franklin Street is to become a 48-unit, eight-story apartment building, while the transported Victorian will be anchored at 635 Fulton Street and converted to seven residential units,” the paper wrote.
The house mover Phil Joy told the newspaper he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies. He said the move was tricky in part because the first part of the journey involved going downhill. “That’s always difficult…