This 1940 bungalow in Magnolia Grove had been all set to be torn down, showing up in the Daily Demolition Report on Wednesday. But the previous owners, who bought the 1,200-sq.-ft. Gibson St. house in 2005 and sold it in 2012, say that it has been “spared.” Here’s their story:
After discovering that we were expecting our second child, we quickly realized that the 2 bed, 1-1/2 bath was not large enough for our growing family. We hoped that perhaps a single person or couple would purchase the property. We were naive, of course, as the only offers received were from builders planning to build the typical 3 story, 4K square foot beast near downtown. After much heartache and a few tears, we accepted an offer from Urban Living and fully expected the home to be demolished.
The previous owners continue: “A month or two later we learned that the home itself was sold to be moved.”
“[Here] are a few pics of the move that happened one late night in mid-March. The entire neighborhood gathered for one last goodbye as the little bungalow travelled down Washington Avenue with a police escort.”
“The last image shows the home making the turn from Shepherd onto Washington,” the owners write, “with El Rey Taqueria in the background.”
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: How Houses Disappear
Photos: HAR; Previous owners (all others)