FISHERS, Ind. -A historic home in Fishers once at risk for demolition is getting a new life. Crews moved the 153-year-old farmhouse Saturday to a new, permanent location.
Peter Brubaker with Midwest Estimator explained what it takes to move the 250-ton structure.
"It takes a lot of planning first and foremost and by the time we finally get to the job it takes a lot of hard work," he said. "It's moving on self-propelled hydraulic dollies so they're all connected as one central-powered unit. They all work in sync with each other and then one operator with a joystick remote controls the load."
The Kincaid house was built in 1861, and residents are pleased to see Fishers preserving part of its history.
"Fishers is a relatively new community as far as population goes and so it warms the heart that everybody cares about its history as well as its future," said Brenda Myers, Hamilton County Tourism executive director.
"Personally I love history and it's always gratifying to see a community come together and save a piece of its history, because once it's gone, it's gone and in my line of work I see so many of these houses that end up getting the wrecking ball at the end of the day because the community couldn't come together, so its gratifying to be apart of moving it and saving it," said Brubaker.
The Kincaid House only moved down the road about half a mile from where it once stood, but it took a while to get there. Crews escorted the house at a careful speed of two miles per hour.