Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Big Move Day 1

The Harriet F. Rees House, formerly located at 2110 S. Prairie Ave. is on the move. Today was day one of the big move on it’s way to its new address: 2017 S. Prairie. To accomplish this feat (moving 762 tons of house), the movers (Bulley & Associates) “laid a series of 9-inch-thick stone on top of the asphalt paving and installed half-inch steel palates over that,” said Peter Kuhn, senior project manager, as reported in the November 9 edition of Chicago Tribune.

Locals gather to watch the big move.
Tonight the house will be perched in the middle of the street. Tomorrow it will be moved into place on a new foundation.

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