c. 1900 – Emmetsburg, IA (Must be moved!)

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Added to OHD on 5/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
Off Market / Archived

2001 Broadway St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536

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  • $10,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 3944 Sq Ft
This all brick Victorian era home is priced to sell and must be removed from its location by September 1, 2019. It features beautiful hardwood floors and oak woodwork throughout. A wood burning fire place is located in the living room.
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Mike Wentzel, Farmers National Company
(712) 852-2002
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10 Comments on c. 1900 – Emmetsburg, IA (Must be moved!)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12204 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    JimH’s response to Cora’s sharing this in the link exchange:

    The Parish House of the Assumption R.C. Church. The church merged with another in town and the older church was demolished in recent years. The house would certainly be worth moving for a local resident.



  2. LisaNLisaN says: 71 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1845 Greek Revival
    Ithaca, NY

    How does one do that with a brick home? I have seen wooden homes moved but I cannot imagine brick. So beautiful.

    • DaveDave says: 257 comments
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      1875 Queen Ann/Stick
      Des Moines, IA

      I have seen this done with two brick apartment buildings. They carefully lift the structure one side at a time onto steel I-beams, then onto a flatbed trailer. Sometimes they have to cut the building in half to make it fit onto the street. In the case of the apartment buildings, the move was a success, but it also collapsed the city sewers for 5 blocks resulting in the mover going bankrupt! Anyway, it can be done, but the cost is usually not justified unless the house is TRULY historic.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I guess a wooden structure can alter, but stone and brick, i would be so afraid of cracks in the masonry! I even wonder how old plaster in wooden homes can withstand the move and not crack either…

    • JimHJimH says: 5376 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Brick and stone buildings are often moved, some much larger than this. They even moved a tall brick antique lighthouse over sand!

  3. CindyCindy says: 267 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    I sure hope someone saves this house by moving it. It would be a shame to lose. So often churches demolish beautiful historic buildings on their grounds, seems they don’t have any appreciation for history.

  4. Gail M.Gail M. says: 201 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    They’d better get cracking if that house is to be moved by mid-September. I hope it happens.

  5. Ron GRon G says: 160 comments

    Beautiful home, however, this house could be in jeopardy. There is a tremendous amount of REDTAPE a homeowner has to navigate to move a structure of this size. You have to get involved with the city and sometimes the county commissioners and depending on the route taken to moved the house, if it requires moving onto a state highway, you have another headache. Every utility supplier to the community will be involved. Streets have weight limits, this means dealing with city engineers. Because government moves slowly, and the element of time is a major factor, could be a death notice to this home. There are other factors such as permits and insurance to think about plus you would need an engineer’s stamp of approval to even get the ball rolling.

  6. CoraCora says: 2074 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    I hope someone can save it. Looks like such a comfortable old house… imagine how many generations have enjoyed it thus far. ?


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