Entries by Matt

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 ready for offices. […]

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 Campbell, owners of The Cottages at Spring House Farm, […]

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,” Gunter said […]