The Red House - Imagination that Moves Whole Buildings

Waste(d) Imagination Tour

The Red House - Imagination that Moves Whole Buildings

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Just Places Lab


402 Hudson St, Ithaca, NY 14850

The moving of the “Red House” in 1979 was Historic Ithaca’s first attempt at moving a building and was a remarkably smooth operation. The house, originally located at 612 South Aurora Street, was sold along with its site to Morse Chain Company, which then agreed to donate the house to Historic Ithaca and contributed $1,000 to assist in its moving. The new site on Hudson Street was purchased in November 1979, and by the end of December, the new owners had already moved into their new home. On the day of the moving, a crowd gathered to watch the house being pulled from its lot, moved around the corner and down the street, and finally lowered into the prepared cribbing at Hudson Street.

Read this post about the movement of the Red House from Historic Ithaca.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Waste(d) Imagination Tour


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