Moving a house


What does an organization like Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven do when a wonderful historic house is about to be demolished to make way for the development of a large apartment complex? The answer, of course, is to devise a way to move the house to a site that would accommodate it. Moving 400 Blake Street to 115 Valley Street in New Haven was not a project for the fainthearted! Little did we know, for example, that the cost of disconnecting and reconnecting utility wires along the ½ mile route would exceed the cost of physically transporting the house! When everything was completed, however, a wonderful home was preserved for the new homeowner.