Moving house

This historic Victorian house was relocated in San Francisco on Sunday - a process that the city has not seen in more than 45 years.

The 139-year-old Englander House was hoisted on a flatbed truck and moved from Franklin Street to its new location in Fulton Street a few blocks away as the original site will be used to build an eight-storey apartment building.

While most Victorian homes were built in a templated style, this one was custom-designed by German architect Wildrich Winterhalter, who moved to San Francisco in 1869.

The Englander House is one of four homes designed by him that are still standing.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2021, with the headline 'Moving house'. Subscribe