The international project to relocate the great temples of Abu Simbel and Monuments of Nubia was run by Unesco. Reports on the project can be obtained at www.unesco.org.
Sankaty Head Light on Nantucket is maintained by the Sconset Trust www.sconsettrust.org.
The 15F Locomotive will be displayed at the Riverside Museum, part of Glasgow’s Museum of Transport. More information on this project can be found at www.glasgowmuseums.com. The locomotive was moved by Andrew Goodman of Moveright International www.moverightinternational.com.
You can visit the golf clubhouse moved at Minnewasta Golf & Country Club in Manitoba. More information at www.golfminnewasta.com.
The John Barger American Exhibit village can be found at its new hilltop site at the Frontier Culture Museum in Virginia www.frontiermuseum.org. The village was moved by Jimmy Matyiko of Expert House Movers www.experthousemovers.com.
Murillo Hall in Des Moines, Iowa was relocted by Jeremy Patterson Structural Movers jeremypattersonhousemoving.com.
Information on the preservation of Murillo Hall can be found at the Sherman Hill Neighborhood Association
The re-assembled and restored Lockheed Lodestar will be displayed at the Canadian Museum of Flight www.canadianflight.org.
The Lockheed Lodestar aircraft was moved by Eagle West Truck and Crane, Abbotsford, British Columbia www.eaglewestcranes.com.
The stone Ranch house forms part of Star Hill Ranch in Bee Cave, Texas www.starhillranch.com. The building was moved by H. D Snow in Texas www.snowhousemoving.com.
Clavell Tower in Dorset, England was moved off the cliff edge brick by brick in 2005. It is maintained by the Landmark Trust.
Port Greville Lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada was sawn in half and moved mysteriously by the Coastguard. It was rescued and now sits at the Age of Sail Museum on Greville River
The ‘Blasted Church’ that was moved with the help of dynamite now sits in Okanagan Falls, BC Canada.
Boston’s Hotel Pelham was kept open to guests whilst it moved off the pavement to allow the street to be widened. Find out more about historic house moving in New England at
The Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary in Most was saved from demolition and moved on rails in an incredible operation in 1975.
Chalk markings were developed and used for moving irregular stacked stone structures such as the Blacksmiths Shop at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. www.osv.org.
Heet’s historic farm estate in St Louis,
Missouri was moved by John Matyiko of Expert House Movers www.experthousemovers.com
Horn Windmill was moved plank by plank from Denmark
to Iowa USA. Explore its history at www.danishwindmill.com
Andrews Church in Stockton, England was moved
brick and re-assembled ‘inside out’ to spruce up
exterior. Visit the parish at http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/saintandrews/index.phtml
Lutheran Church now stands in the town of
Iowa. Extensive pictures of the church’s move and history can
found on Manning’s local website www.davidkusel.com
Church was moved by Ron Holland of Ron Holland
It Comes’ was performed by the
Manning Quasquicentennial Chorus. The music was composed by Daniel
images of the move of Crocker Church & House
in Sarasota, Florida visit saveoursarasota.blogspot.com/2006/11/historic-church-and-house-settle-into.html
Haralambos Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Canton, Ohio
in half, moved to a larger plot of land and extended to
its worshipers. Visit the parish at www.stharalambos.com
images and movies of the Waterloo & City
Underground train fleet move visit www.metronetrail.com/default.asp?sID=1144082225312
community of Floating Homes are in Victoria on
Vancouver Island BC, Canada. For more on this futuristic town visit
town being created inside the world’s
size house factory is Newbridge, Colorado. For more on the development
go to www.cohenbrothershomes.com
historical background on the town resettlements in
Newfoundland explore www.mun.ca/mha/resettlement/moving_house_1.php
Pynford is one of the few companies in the UK that
equipped to relocate buildings. They relocated the Belle Tout
at Beachy Head in Sussex : www.abbeypynford.co.uk
locate a structural movers in your area of the US or
, you can search the International Association of Structural Movers
website. The site also contains features, pictures and stories on many
other huge moves: www.iasm.org
Hall and Sankaty Head Light were moved jointly by International Chimney
Expert House Movers. Both sites contain great imagery of other
buildings the team have moved from Lighthouses to Theatres and
onalchimney.com , www.experthousemovers.com
Daigle’s family home and Tawny and Ian’s period house were purchased from and moved by The Nickel Brothers of Vancouver BC, Canada. www.nickelbros.com
Information can be found on Heathrow’s
new Fifth Terminal and Control Tower at : www.baa.com.
Minty relocates large structures across Canada . www.mintysmoving.com
The ‘Centennial’ and ‘Big
locomotives are displayed at Kenefick Park , Lauritzen Gardens , at the
Omaha Botanical Gardens.
background on Deming’s Railroad Depot
- the Custom House – can be found at:
both Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Block Island
Lighthouse were enormous engineering challenges. These sites detail the
team at the Museum of Welsh Life in St Fagans, Wales
spent twelve years relocating St Teilo’s Church stone by
For an update on progress: www.nmg w.ac.uk
Boone’s House, re-located brick by
brick, now resides at the Boonesfield Village : http://www.geocities.com/Athens/P
Bridge now lives in Lake Havasu City , Arizona .
This site details its history and move. http://www.golakehavasu.com/londonbridge.ht
of Harm’s Way : Moving
Lighthouse”, by Mike Booher and Lin Ezell is one of the few
which details the logistical and engineering challenges of relocating a
large structure. This one follows the move of the Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse in North Carolina .
for Sale – Must Be Moved :
A Woman Moves
a House to Make a Home”, by Kate Wholey, is a more personal
account of the upheaval involved in relocating your home.
“Moving Historic Buildings”, by
John Obed Curtis
is a booklet which details the technical ins and outs of house moving.
It also contains some impressive images of structural moves through
Mysteries of Abu Simbel : Ramesses II and
Temples of the Rising Sun”, by Farouk Hosni details how an
international team of engineers relocated the majestic Egyptian temples
of Abu Simbel in the 1960’s.
Massarella, March 2008