February 23, 2021
Video of a 139-year-old Victorian house in San Francisco has gone viral after it was lifted from its old address and moved to a new address.
The Englander House, a historic building in the heart of the Golden City, was loaded onto a truck and moved from 807 Franklin St. to 635 Fulton St., San Francisco on Sunday, February 21.
Hundreds of passerby gathered around the streets to take photos and videos of the house which was been moved to its new location six blocks away.
The veteran house, Phil Joy, told the San Francisco Chronicle that moving the house, built in 1882, took several years to plan.
“We had to get 15 different city agencies to agree to this,” Joy said, according to the newspaper.
Tim Brown, a San Francisco broker who was the owner of the six-bedroom house, paid about $400,000 in moving costs and fees, the Chronicle reported.
The house was moved because a 48-unit, eight story apartment complex will be built on the old site where the house used to sit,
The Englander house will reportedly be combined into a 17-unit building with an old mortuary next door at its new location.
Watch video of the house below.