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Moving and Preserving The Historic 1851-era Casseday House in Joliet, IL

The Story Of The 1851-era Casseday House

For the past two years, efforts by Thorntons to put a large gas station and convenient store at the city of Joliet’s busy east side corner of Jackson and Collins Streets have been slowed by local preservationists. They did not want Joliet’s 1851-era Casseday House to be destroyed.

The Solution

Late last year, a compromise was reached. The Casseday House is being moved a few blocks away to a vacant east-side lot.

With the plan in place, they needed a company to help relocated the historic home – so they called the team at DeVooght House Lifters.

What The DeVooght Team Did

Our team worked hard prepping to move this large 169 year old , 560-ton stone house in Joliet Illinois. The home is built with 22″ thick limestone walls!

We needed a dozen semi-trailers of equipment from five states – Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Texas and North Carolina – to get the 169-year-old Joliet house ready for the upcoming move.

Images via Nick Gould & The Patch

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