It’s been a year this August since the old house was moved to make way for Fargo’s flood control projects. Moving a home that’s 122 years old is a large task. The physical act of loading a house onto a truck and hauling it down the road by house movers is no small matter. And all the coordinating that takes place behind the scenes with excavators, concrete contractors, electricians, plumbers, heating contractors, water, gas and electric utilities.
We could write a book about the events that took place before, during and after the relocation of the 1895 home. But books take time, and we’ve devoted our time the past year to making the house feel at home in its new surroundings. Our main focus this spring and summer has been to establish lawn and begin forming the landscape.
Because so many kind people have wondered how things are going, we wanted to provide a quick glimpse at the work in progress. In a near-future blog post I will fill in some of the details that transpire when establishing an old home in a new site. Who knows, someday when I’m sitting in a rocking chair, I might jot down the entire story of a Victorian home saved because the people of a community cared enough to voice support for a grand old structure. Thank you, and have a wonderful day. Below are a few photos of the home in its new location, with a bit of planting completed, including driveway installed and newly seeded lawn where bare dirt stood.