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Steve
Date: 2004-03-04 20:32
Subject: On the move
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A 131-year old house moved to save it from a new interchange on US Highway 151 near Sun Prairie, WI. I felt it worked better as a black & white.





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Steve
User: antlers2
Date: 2004-03-06 00:14 (UTC)
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Well, Veridian Homes (builder building the subdivision) said they spent $220,000 to move it. Bear in mind that it moved a few hundred feet, probably not even a half mile.

Because it's on some national list (landmark, historic place, whatever) and the highway that was going to eat it is a U.S. Highway, the Wisconsin DOT helped the builder secure a $187,000 federal grant.

Veridian says they're going to rehab it and convert it for "commercial and community" space that will be the "centerpiece" of the subdivision. Bah. Make it a HOUSE again!
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