predicted that the pace of moving the Fleming Mansion would be measured in hours per mile.
underestimated how many hours per mile.Richman, owner of Richman Helstrom Trucking Co., thought it would take five or six hours for the four-mile move, if everything went well.
The house had been moved from its corner onto the parking lot, near the northwest exit onto 10th at 1 p.m. Saturday, Richman
One tree had to be cut down to get the house from its lot onto the parking lot.
The move from the parking lot onto the street was a slow process, but one that Richman's
crew had practiced.
A pickup truck contained sheets of wood of various thicknesses that were piled to make ramps over the curbs.Richman
pointed out that many members of her
crew are family -- sons, daughters, sons-in-law and granddaughters.
could count on them to know what to do, because they were family.
said it's unusual to have so many people come to watch a move, even of a house of the size of the Fleming Mansion, but especially in the middle of the night.She
attributed it to the news stories about the house in recent months, including the controversy over whether the city council should have allowed it to be removed to make way for a Walgreen's store.