SPOKANE, Wash. -- An historic house in North Spokane is being prepped to move across town to become a house of prayer. Avista Utility owns the land and needs the home moved.
Scott McConnel bought the Victorian style home two years ago for $1 to restore it. Avista Utilities sold the house for $1 under the condition McConnel would also move it.
The home was built in 1889 by a pioneer who moved to Spokane to build bridges.
Plans call for the house to be moved and turned into a house of prayer. It will be called “My Father’s House.” The house will be a place anybody can visit to pray and worship.
“There are no interdenominational efforts of the whole body of Christ that has done anything like this successfully,” said Daniel Grether. “We've been working on it."
Grether will be an advisor at My Father’s House.
“The finances were just a miracle, frankly we haven't had any large donors,” added Grether.
The three story, 40 by 60 foot, house will be moved two miles on August 29th and sit across from Spokane Community College. Organizers said the moving costs $45,000. Crews said several trees and power lines need to be moved before the house is taken off the lot.