06:03AM | 02/05/00
Member Since: 02/04/00
6 lifetime posts
hi everyone,
my husband and I are considering purchasing a historic site in our area.. but our desire is to move the structure to a larger acreage.. where there is more potential for future business and great landscaping etc....
first of all,
is this even possible.. the structure is brick exterior.. has a partial basement...
and was built way back in 1897.
plse any of you that could have any suggestions for us, or to let us know if something like this could even be done.. plse email asap..
we need to know asap.. as we are considering purchasing this historic structure.. and we really need to know if a bldg this size can be moved.. it is 4 storeys.. approx 5000 sq feet on ea floor...
we ideally would like to move the structure on top of a brand new cement foundation on some acreage.. plse advise !!!

thank you all,
bonnie sunshine


02:59PM | 02/05/00
Member Since: 02/03/00
2 lifetime posts
Well, a couple years ago we were looking to move a 80 year old house for the property then ressell the house. It was 2.5 stories. The house mover said it would be NO problem.

The cost of moving the house was $15,000 to $17,000 plus the cost of "breaking lines", which we felt was not bad; till we got the price of "breaking lines". Breaking lives is where the electric company and cable company (who was worse) to take lines down to let the house pass, then reconnecting. For major lines (a row that had 4-5 service lines in it it) it was $2,000 per. Very expensive to us as we were looking at least 7 lines to an okay empty lot.

hope this helps. Remember they move a whole thater at 1/2 miles per hour in New York City a few years ago so I know it can be done, and interesting to watch too I bet!!

Tim in Oregon

05:47PM | 02/08/00
Member Since: 02/07/00
11 lifetime posts
A house of that size can be moved, but at what $. Try calling Emmert International
(503)655-7191. They move a lot of houses around Portland, Or


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