Historical Home Moved To New Location

Janelle Bludau


Contributor: Rissa Shaw

Updated: 3/19 7:17 pm

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VICTORIA - The historical Zahn House that was located at 107 Deleon Street now has a new address.

Over the past few months, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the more than 150 year old home for transport.

First they gutted it and then they put it up on stilts, ready to be moved.

And Wednesday, it was finally was. Crews began transporting the house around 9:00a.m. Wednesday morning to a lot three blocks away on Wheeler Street.

About an hour later, they were working to set the home down on the pad at 310 South Wheeler Street.

The original plan for the home was for it to be destroyed, but back in August, the Victoria Preservation Inc. made a plea with the city to help find a way to preserve it, and now that wish has come true.

"I think everybody involved is happy with it. The owners got their lot cleared off, we saved a historic house, and somebody got a nice project that they're going to fix up, and it’s going to be a part of Victoria for years to come, so I think everybody came out a winner on this one," Jeff Wright, Executive Director, Victoria Preservation Inc. said.

The home will now be renovated by a Victoria man. Ben caraway, the owner of caraway plumbing, plans to remodel the home and use it as a private guest house.

The renovations should take a few years to complete.

If you want to get your share of renovated historical homes, the 27th Annual Historical Homes Tour is coming up. On April 5 and 6, locals will be able to tour multiple historic locations in Victoria.

For more information on the tour, visit the Victoria Preservation Inc. website: http://www.vpitx.com/

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