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139-year-old home rolls to new San Francisco tackle

SAN FRANCISCO – After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.

The green house with large windows and a brown front door was loaded on giant dollies and moved to a location six blocks away on Sunday.

Spectators lined the sidewalks for photos as the structure – at a top speed of 1 km / h – rolled to 635 Fulton St.

The house’s trip has been in the pipeline for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Seasoned resident Phil Joy told the newspaper he needed to get permits from more than 15 city authorities.

Joy said this step was difficult in part because the first part of the journey is downhill.

“It’s always difficult for a house,” he said.

Parking meters were torn open, branches cut off and traffic signs laid along the route.

The owner of the six-bedroom home, San Francisco realtor Tim Brown, will pay about $ 400,000 in fees and moving expenses, according to Chronicle.

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