SAN FRANCISCO (TBEN SF) – To cheers from spectators lined up along its route, a 139-year-old Victorian San Francisco home made its way down Franklin Street on Sunday as teams gently moved the structure into his new setting on Fulton Street.
The move – according to the Historical Society of San Francisco, the first in town in nearly 50 years – created a buzz on social media and an avalanche of posts.
Simon Willison posted a photo of the large crowd that had gathered.
So it’s happening this morning pic.twitter.com/IKevgW15N0
– Simon Willison (@simonw) February 21, 2021
Dozens of videos have been posted on the almost 7 block move.
With crowds of onlookers, onlookers and nervous engineers in tow, a 139-year-old Victorian home was moved a quarter-mile the wrong way on a hilly San Francisco street early Sunday.
– KCBS 106.9 FM / 740 AM (@KCBSRadio) February 21, 2021
Dumitru Erhan wrote: “Not much, just a giant house running through San Francisco.”
Not much, just a giant house running through San Francisco pic.twitter.com/6J7Tqi8cmQ
– Dumitru Erhan (@doomie) February 21, 2021
toddenfreude joked about the recent exodus of residents during the COVID-19 shutdown – “The mass exodus from San Francisco is real. Even the houses are leaking!
The massive exodus from San Francisco is real. Even the houses are leaking! https://t.co/5zQDOwM5N5
– toddenfreude® (@toddx) February 21, 2021
Parlay Brand posted: “So I’m spending #BaconAndBlunts this #Soulful Sunday, watching people hoop and soccer, and this Victorian house is taking to the streets. Only in San Francisco #Frisco »
– Parlay brand (@PARLAY_BRAND_) February 21, 2021
Roweena D’Souza posted a picture of a tricky turning maneuver and posted: “Nothing to see here except an entire Victorian house trying to turn left #SanFrancisco”
– Roweena D’Souza (@mangalorean) February 21, 2021
– Porfirio Landeros (@porfitron) February 21, 2021
Teresa and Dan Newmark and their 7-year-old daughter, Madeleine, were among those who gathered to watch the move.
“It’s like a Mardi Gras procession,” Dan Newmark told the San Francisco Chronicle.
“It’s a one-off type thing in a lifetime,” Teresa added. “This is what you hear about when an earthquake hits.”
The San Francisco broker and Victorian owner Tim Brown had to pay approximately $ 200,000 for the permits and miscellaneous costs involved in the move.
The former Home site, located at 807 Franklin St.