The 2 story Victorian San Francisco house is being rolled to its new location

After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.

The green house with large windows and a brown front door was loaded on giant dollies and moved to a location six blocks away on Sunday.

Spectators lined the sidewalks for photos as the structure rolled to 635 Fulton Street at a top speed of 1 km / h.

The house’s trip has been in the pipeline for nearly eight years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Seasoned resident Phil Joy told the newspaper he needed to get permits from more than 15 city authorities.

Joy said this step was difficult in part because the first part of the journey is downhill.

Workers pass a Victorian house as a truck pulls it through San Francisco on Sunday. The house, built in 1882, was relocated to a new location about six blocks away to make room for a residential complex

According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $ 200,000 and included the removal of street lights, parking meters, and utility lines

According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $ 200,000 and included the removal of street lights, parking meters, and utility lines

A man watches from a balcony as a truck pulls a Victorian house through San Francisco on Sunday

A man watches from a balcony as a truck pulls a Victorian house through San Francisco on Sunday

Workers cut branches caught on the side of the 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House as it is moved to a new location six blocks away

Workers cut branches caught on the side of the 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House as it is moved to a new location six blocks away

A flatbed truck's tires and axles spin off the ground as it pulls the 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House down Laguna Avenue towards its new location on Fulton Street

A flatbed truck’s tires and axles spin off the ground as it pulls the 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House down Laguna Avenue towards its new location on Fulton Street

The house's trip has been in the pipeline for nearly eight years - the route from its location on Franklin Street to its new home at 635 Fulton Street can be seen above

The house’s trip has been in the pipeline for nearly eight years – the route from its location on Franklin Street to its new home at 635 Fulton Street can be seen above

An artist's rendering shows what the house will look like in its new location at 635 Fulton Street

An artist’s rendering shows what the house will look like in its new location at 635 Fulton Street

“It’s always difficult for a house,” he said.

Parking meters were torn open, branches cut off and traffic signs laid along the route.

The house was steadily moved with a large truck with a “heavy load” sign in front and another one in the back.

The owner of the six-bedroom home, San Francisco realtor Tim Brown, will pay about $ 400,000 in fees and moving expenses, according to Chronicle.

The 5,170-square-foot home is at 635 Fulton Street, where an existing building that housed the funeral home Bryant Mortuary for nearly 60 years has already been moved to the east side of the site to make way for it.

The Victorian Italian townhouse, also known as the Englander House, dates back to 1882 but was derelict. Mr. Brown bought the property in 2013 for $ 2.6 million.

Moving – in the truest sense of the word – was relatively frequent in San Francisco in the early 20th century, before the infrastructure brought new challenges and made new constructions more affordable.

The Victorian Italian townhouse, also known as the Englander House, dates back to 1882 but was derelict.  Above the inside of the house

The Victorian Italian townhouse, also known as the Englander House, dates back to 1882 but was derelict. Above the inside of the house

A flatbed truck's tires and axles twist off the ground as it pulls the 139-year-old Victorian house known as the Englander House

A flatbed truck’s tires and axles twist off the ground as it pulls the 139-year-old Victorian house known as the Englander House

A worker signals a truck driver pulling a Victorian house through San Francisco on Sunday

A worker signals a truck driver pulling a Victorian house through San Francisco on Sunday

On the Move: According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $ 400,000 and included the removal of street lights, parking meters, and utility lines

On the Move: According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $ 400,000 and included the removal of street lights, parking meters, and utility lines

The last time such a Victorian house was moved to the same neighborhood was in November 1974, when 12 houses were moved in groups of four from what is now Opera Plaza to nearby Beiderman Place over three weekends

The last time such a Victorian house was moved to the same neighborhood was in November 1974, when 12 houses were moved in groups of four from what is now Opera Plaza to nearby Beiderman Place over three weekends

The house, built in 1882, was relocated to a new location about six blocks away to make room for a residential complex

The 5,170-square-foot home is at 635 Fulton Street, where an existing building that housed the funeral home Bryant Mortuary for nearly 60 years has already been moved to the east side of the site to make way for it

The 5,170-square-foot home is at 635 Fulton Street, where an existing building that housed the funeral home Bryant Mortuary for nearly 60 years has already been moved to the east side of the site to make way for it

The six-bedroom home owner, San Francisco realtor Tim Brown, pays approximately $ 400,000 in fees and moving expenses.  One of the rooms in the house can be seen above

The six-bedroom home owner, San Francisco realtor Tim Brown, pays approximately $ 400,000 in fees and moving expenses. One of the rooms in the house can be seen above

While the current moving companies used large trucks and huge dollies to transport the house, the houses were moved with the help of two horses in the early 20th century.

The house was set up on greased beams, and while the house was moving the workers picked up the boards and ties that had been left behind and ran to rebuild the track in front of the house.

A drum would be placed in the middle of the street in front of the house and connected to a huge crossbeam on the building. The two horses circled the drum and slowly dragged the house down the street.

The last time such a Victorian house was moved to the same neighborhood was in November 1974, when 12 houses were moved in groups of four from what is now Opera Plaza to nearby Beiderman Place over three weekends.

San Francisco residents Carla Schlemminger (L) and Corrina Chow pose for a picture in front of the large 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House

San Francisco residents Carla Schlemminger (L) and Corrina Chow pose for a picture in front of the large 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House

A woman looks through binoculars from her second floor home as workers across the street prepare to move a 139 year old Victorian home

A woman looks through binoculars from her second floor home as workers across the street prepare to move a 139 year old Victorian home

Nancy Sarah and John Gudino watch as workers prepare to move a 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House to a new location six blocks away

Nancy Sarah and John Gudino watch as workers prepare to move a 139-year-old Victorian house known as Englander House to a new location six blocks away

A woman watches from her window as workers prepare to move a 139 year old Victorian house

A woman watches from her window as workers prepare to move a 139 year old Victorian house

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