Greene St. Bridge work delays historic house moving

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 1:06 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A historic house moving operation in northeast Spokane has been put on hold indefinitely because of construction work delays on the Greene Street Bridge.

The large Victorian home, built in 1889, now sits on wheels in a vacant lot near Avista. It was purchased by Avista for $1 but needed to be moved because Avista wanted the land for future projects.

The first transport happened last August. The house moved one block across the street.

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The land sits across from Spokane Community College, two miles from where the house is waiting. The house will be used as a place where anybody can go, at any time of the day, to pray and worship.

Weight restrictions on the Greene Street Bridge forced the movers to have to wait until completion of a planned city construction project to strengthen the overpass. The city expected work to be finished in November but it continues.

 

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