How to move a 1650 ton, 100 year old, 2 storey, historic stone building

Summary

What happens when a grand but disused 114 year old stone building is in the way of progress. Unfortunately they tend to get pulled down, but residents of a town in Idaho, USA, had other ideas for the 1890 Oneida Stake Academy building. They banded together to move the 1650 ton building a couple of city blocks to its new home in the city park.

Green Homebuilding Ezine features the story of how the citizens of Preston raised over a million dollars to see the historic Academy building raised onto a specially constructed platform and rolled from its crowded site to a majestic new home at the corner of a park.

Primary author(s): Green Home Building

Source: KIBT News

             No 472  12 February 2004

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