139-year-old house put on giant dollies & moved to a new address

Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs were relocated.

After spending 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house found a new address. The green home with large windows was loaded onto giant dollies and shifted on Sunday to a location six blocks away.


Passersby lined up on the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled — at a top speed of 1 mph — to 635 Fulton Street. The house mover Phil Joy told a daily he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies. Joy said this move is tricky in part because the first part of the journey involves going downhill. “That’s always difficult for a house,” he said.


Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs were relocated. The owner of the six-bedroom house, broker Tim Brown, will pay about $400,000 in fees and moving costs, the Chronicle said.

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