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Century-Old Reno Home Completes Relocation In Downtown

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A century-old house in Reno has successfully made the trip to the other side of downtown, eluding demolition.

 

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Humphrey House, a Craftsman bungalow built in 1908, survived a challenging transport through downtown Sunday.

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Movers initially tried to relocate the home last month but it was too heavy for the Arlington Avenue bridge.

 

The newspaper says owners worked with government agencies and local businesses on the 2.2-mile route to prepare for potential obstacles.

 

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The 1,600-square-foot property was set to be bulldozed to make way for University of Nevada, Reno housing.

 

Tim Gilbert, who owns the bungalow with his wife, previously estimated the relocation would cost $50,000 and take at least four hours.