Moving a House on Eastlake

This past Saturday night the last residental home on Eastlake Ave E was moved off of its lot, thru a parking lot, and onto a barge. The Seattle PI has a photo slideshow of the event as well as an article. So, in short, this is what is going on:

The yellow, 3,000- square-foot house had been lifted and then rolled on a dolly with wheels as big as airplane tires from the spot where it had sat since 1908 (since before there was even an Eastlake Avenue East), down to within a hundred feet from where a barge waited to carry it to the San Juan Islands.

Pretty dang impressive if you ask me. It was a huge house and there wasn’t a lot of space to move it.