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McNulty Residence move - the excited crowd along the route.

McNulty Residence

This project took a 1916 Craftsman house and moved it approximately one mile in Seattle to a new location.

The house was slated for demolition but the West Seattle Thriftway listened to a request from the community to see if the house could be saved.

The move started at midnight, and the house was on the lot 2 PM. Many local residents followed the house move for the whole way. Tree limbs were pruned, street signs temporarily dug up so that the home could be maneuvered on the streets and the corners turned. All utility and communication lines were dropped and re-lifted by the appropriate crews as the house made its way from the Morgan Junction neighborhood to the Alaska Junction Neighborhood. The final obstacle was the hill with the home's new lot at the base. Three heavy duty trucks loaded with as much weight as they could carry provided the ballast to allow the house to make the slow journey to its new home. The owner was pleased to have a Kenworth truck providing the power to pull this important load!


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