Once they are moved, the five houses will be sold with preservation covenants. |
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Houses prepped for move in Ohio River bridge project
Five historic houses in the Old Jeffersonville Historic District will soon be on the move. The homes are located within the proposed alignment for the Downtown Bridge over the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville.
Indiana Landmarks and local preservation advocates proposed relocating the houses, which date from the 1880s to the 1920s, as an alternative to demolition. The Indiana Department of transportation is moving four of the houses to vacant lots within the historic district; the fifth house will be placed on a lot a few blocks to the north.
Edwards Moving and Rigging Company of Shelbyville, KY, will move the structures. Relocated and placed on new foundations, the houses will be sold with preservation covenants and a requirement that they remain owner-occupied for at least five years. Stay tuned for details and pricing on each property following the moves.
The commitment to move all five houses is part of an agreement brokered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the environmental group River Fields, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
For more information on the houses, contact Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Southern Regional Office, 812-284-4534, 800-450-4534, firstname.lastname@example.org.