10:35 GMT26 February 2021
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    This San Francisco house was built in 1880 and located at 807 Franklin Street – well, until Sunday. According to media reports, its old location will now be home to more modern residential units.

    A historic 1880s building in San Francisco, known as Englander House, was removed to a new location on Sunday, and, as it appears on videos, this process was quite spectacular.

    The house was moved six blocks from Franklin Street to Fulton Street at a speed of about one mile per hour. To arrange the relocation, some infrastructure objects needed to adapt: street lights and power lines were removed from its path, while some bus lines changed their route.

    The transportation reportedly cost the mover $400,000 – and according to him, the house is better off being preserved than destroyed.

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