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Historic Baird House finds a new home

WEAVERVILLE - With a lift and a 97-ton tug, a house moving company hauled a 127-year-old Victorian toward a new home Monday to make way for a convenience store. The new location for the historic Baird House will be several hundred yards away, but far enough to save it from demolition and make it...

History on the move

Robert Wyatt July 21, 2005 12:15 am MCDOWELL COUNTY - An 1830s chestnut and heart pine farmhouse became a "mobile home" when an Asheville house mover, Crouch-Mitch, was contracted to transport it more than 1 1/2 miles to an eco-tourism bed-and-breakfast in McDowell County. Arthur and Zee Anne...

House move ends ordeal, county moves closer to new landfill

Jason Sandford July 26, 1995 12:15 am Carolyn Gunter will watch this week as a house moving company literally uproots the 31-year-old home her father built in northern Buncombe County and moves it to make way for a new county landfill. ``It's been emotional. I'm glad it's soon going to be over with...