We are saving & moving a historic home in Ohio!!
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karenholt



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: We are saving & moving a historic home in Ohio!! Reply with quote

I thought I would share the story of our small Ohio community. We raised $68,000 in a very short time to move an historic old house. You can read more and see more photos on the website listed below.

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Built circa 1870 for Captain Joseph M Scott, this house is in the path of Ohio Department of Transportationís (ODOTís) widening of State Route 161 in Licking County. It MUST be moved IMMEDIATELY or be demolished.

Scott was a farmer and businessman prominent in the county, and though he never served political office outside the county, he was a regional force for abolition as early as 1849 and his family was heavily involved in the Underground Railroad.

This Victorian era home was built in the Italianate style. Italianate homes, libraries and town halls were built throughout the United States 1840-1885, and were most popular in the late 1860s. The characteristics of this house that are most typical of the Italianate style are the low-pitched roof, tall appearance (tall ceilings), symmetrical layout, wide overhanging eaves with brackets, tall narrow windows, side bays, and heavily molded double doors.

The Captain Scott house is unusual in that it includes two 2-storey side bays and has an overall cruciform shape. The front double doors have classic arch molding and open to a foyer with spiral staircase. The back wing with the lower roofline contains the kitchen and workspace downstairs, and includes a back staircase to servantsí quarters upstairs.



http://www.captainscotthouse.org

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karen......
thanks for sharing....that is absolutely wonderful news! now, to get some period windows back in the openings...

best of luck....let us know how the move and renovation/restoration effort progress.....

....jade
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the windows are old wooden windows, but maybe not 1870 vintage being 1 over 1.

My own italianate c 1890-1900 has what I believe to be the original windows which are two over two. But it is hard to know if they are early replacements.

We are excited the house is up on the moving equipment and turned about 90 deg. It will head down the road, through the fields, over a creek, and up a hill as early as next wednesday

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd share a historic postcard from 1900-1910 era. This is the opposite side of the house from the other view.

The shutters are long gone, and the small porch is gone as well. But for the most part, the house is in relatively original state

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a fascinating project.

Do keep us posted on the move and all your progress.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: The house is Moving Sunday April 22 Reply with quote

Captain Scott House is ready to move!

The House will roll off the site it has occupied for nearly 140 years, at the corner of state routes 37 and 161 in Licking County, Ohio on Sunday April 22nd at 8:00 am.

The house, over 42 feet at its widest and 80 feet in its longest dimensions, will be moved north on SR 37 about 1200 feet to the first farm drive, then turned west into the field, which is currently being prepared to plant corn. Three days later, weather permitting, it will arrive at its new location on SR 37 west of Alexandria, having traveled about a mile over farm fields at a rate of 100-150 feet per hour.

More details at the website:
http://www.CaptainScottHouse.org

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the update karen....will be thinking of you at 8 tomorrow morning--good luck!
...jade
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