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Historic home moves to LCBO’s back yard

lcbo-1Just over a dozen County residents watched CDS Building Movers relocate an historic home from the front to the back of the site of Picton’s new liquor store.

It took about nine minutes for the 60-ton structure to move from facing Main Street to facing Lake Street, roughly across from Bill Scott’s general store. It took more than an hour to get it to its final location. A hydro pole and wire had to be taken down and the home was inched into place.

The old LCBO building, which had been on the former McKee Motors location since 1957, has been demolished to make room for a new 8,000 square foot store. Meanwhile, its temporary location is on Main Street.

CDS Building Movers specializes in recycling heritage and historic buildings; raising roofs to expand commercial buildings and raising houses or cottages to install foundations. One of its biggest projects last year was the relocation by 600 feet of the 98-year-old Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park.

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liquor-store-gone-The house before being moved.
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  1. Marc says:

    This is a pretty clever solution to an awkward corner.

  2. Paul Cole says:

    It doesn’t look out of place either it actually looks nice where it now sits.. Something done right for a change kudos…

  3. Eleanor atkins says:

    This house was my fathers.Edward.D.Miller
    myself and my three siblings were born and raised in this house. I am so greatful that it was moved and will be restored. There are a lot of memories for all of us in this house.so thankyou..Eleanor Atkins her sisters and brother

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