Is Moving A House the Same As Preserving It?

Brad Vogel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation marvels at the number of house movings that have happened recently, and asks if it is a viable approach for preservation -- or not.

Vogel while in the midst of major reconstruction efforts in New Orleans, says that moving historic structures is a "bittersweet" success:

"With the clock ticking, the National Trust's New Orleans Field Office is hard at work to find vacant lots and creative funding solutions to facilitate house moving in both footprint areas. While preserving the historic neighborhood intact would of course be the ideal outcome, moving and reusing historic homes is clearly a preferable alternative to sending quintessential New Orleans buildings – like shotgun houses and Creole cottages – straight to the landfill."

Full Story: Wide Load: With Mass Demolition Imminent, House Moving Becomes Last Hope for Classic New Orleans Architecture


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