Some cities are obsessed with protecting the architectural identity of their citiescape as San Francisco. That’s why brand new buildings in the city maintain San Francisco’s iconic Victorian-inspired bay windows, and someone in the city thought a 139-year-old Victorian house would be quieter than moving six blocks from its original location Should be It is destroyed. According to NBC News, England’s home, one of the city’s many historic buildings, was moved from its original location of 807 Franklin St. to 635 Fulton St. this weekend, one mile from San Francisco’s congested streets. Used to travel at the speed of hours.
When the moving company asks what you need.
– Chris Navalata 😷 (hChrisNavalta) 22 February, 2021
If you have spent any time in San Francisco then you probably have two ideas: 1). Of Course, It happened in San Francisco (LA just blew it) and 2.) How ?! San Francisco is built over 40 hills, so how does anyone actually manage to run a six-bedroom, two-story 139-year-old house a quarter mile into that kind of area?
Phil Joy supervised the big move and told San francisco chronicle This entire process took years to plan and required 15 different agencies of the city to consent and remove signs, trees and other obstacles. The homeowner incurs $ 400,000 in moving costs and fees, which seems surprisingly inexpensive to move an 80-foot-tall home. The 48-unit, eight-story complex will be built on the old site of the house, and England will be transformed into a 17-unit building in its new location.
Check the time-interval of the step below as well as some alternate angles.
Okay, seeing a 140-year-old full-on Victorian mansion hovering through the city streets is one of the top wild things I’ve seen.
England home going from Franklin St. to Fulton St. in SF pic.twitter.com/kqbyiy62ke
– Austin Elliott (@TTremblingEarth) February 21, 2021
Meanwhile in San Francisco … someone’s walking home … really pic.twitter.com/FX7SxSt8sE
– James (@jamesberragan) February 21, 2021
One of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen in S.F. pic.twitter.com/W6pJVEPlsZ
– LAN (@lanpaje) February 21, 2021