HOUSE? Here is a general overview of how structures are often transported.
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The house is measured to
If the house is determined to be too big for the roadways along the transportation route, a crew uses a special saw to cut o a portion of the house. STEP FIVE The house is transported to its new location, where crews attach it to a new foundation and reattach any detached portions of the house using bolts.
determine if it needs to be cut into pieces to be transported.
The house is detached from its foundation by unsecuring bolts or by cutting it away.
The home sits on the banks of Grapevine Lake but will soon be transported to Grapevine and preserved to make way for the planned Lakeside Village development.
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A crew slides pieces of plastic and bars of ivory soap under the house. The house is then slid onto steel beams.
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Public amenities, including parks, an amphitheater, lakeside trails and more, will be installed just feet from where the house currently stands. Developers said it will take several years for the project to reach full build- out, but construction of the public amenities is slated to begin by April. Tate also has personal ties to the house. As a teenager, Tate spent a lot of time there visiting his friend Scott
area,” Tarwater said. Tarwater said Peter P. Stewart was a family friend before he bought the property. Peter spent many afternoons talking about his vision for what the property could be while sitting on the front porch of the home along with Tarwater; his mother, Lura Lee Tarwa- ter; and the family’s pet parrot, Ollie. “The most important thing to my mother at the time was that if that
Tarwater, who grew up in the home. “It was an absolutely idyllic child- hood, being raised there,” Tarwatersaid. Tarwater said he and Tate spent many a summer day shing, quail hunting and enjoying the sunset from the back porch. “Not only is Bill Tate a very dear friend, but he is the consummate his- torian and visionary for the preserva- tion of historic things relating to the
strong historical ties with Grapevine.” David Stewart, a developer of Lake- side Village, said Tate’s willingness to bring the house to Grapevine allows history to be preserved while also making way for a new development that will allow the public to enjoy the lakeside property. David’s father, Peter P. Stewart, bought the house and the 14-acre property it sits on in 1985. CONTINUED FROM 1
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