" I T WAS AN ABSOLUTELY IDYLL I C CHI LDHOOD, BE ING RAI SED THERE ."
Construction on the public amenities of Lakeside Village is expected to begin in March or April, according to developers. RENDERING COURTESY REALTY CAPITAL
The historic farmhouse was built in 1905. (Anna Herod/ Community Impact Newspaper)
SCOTT TARWATER, FORMER RESIDENT
PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT TARWATER
incredible family heirloom property was going to be placed in someone’s hands—that it would be placed in [the hands of] someone who would cherish it and keep it close to their heart and develop in a proper manner that would make our relatives very proud of it,” Tarwater said. “And now that it will be preserved, that is coming to fruition.” Grapevine’s Historic Preservation Ocer David Klempin said the city has been accepting bids from structural transportation companies to move the home. Grapevine City Council will likely vote to award a contract to one of those transportation companies at
said. When a house gets to its nal location, the crew attaches the pieces back together using bolts, he said. David Stewart said he expects the farmhouse will likely need to be moved in two pieces. “That will be quite something— to see the house driving over the dam,” he said. “We’re just thankful that everything came together and worked out so that we could preserve this farmhouse that has so much meaning locally.”
its March 3 meeting. H.D. Snow, who has owned H.D. Snow and Son House Moving for more than 65 years, specializes in moving homes of an array of sizes, shapes and weights in Texas. Snow said he typically tries to move homes in one piece when possible, but sometimes, when homes are not com- patible with the size of local roadways, he has to move them in pieces. Before he moves a house, Snow said he does detailed measurements of the structure itself and then maps out the route he will take to move it. If he determines that a house needs to be
moved in pieces, Snow and his team will use a special saw and cut through part of the house. “The best way to do it is just like cutting a piece of cake,” Snow said. “Sometimes there’s obstacles because you don’t want to cut through a piece of cabinetry or something like that, so that also dictates where we do the cut- ting,” Snow said. His crew will then detach the house from its foundation and slide pieces of plastic under the house with bars of ivory soap, which helps the house to easily slide up onto the steel beams it will sit on during transportation, he
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