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GOLDEN, Colo. - An historic house in Golden that was given away, almost for free, was moved to its new location Tuesday night.
The brick home, built in 1923, was in the area where the Colorado School of Mines wants to build its new Welcome Center, according to the City of Golden.
In order to preserve it, city officials persuaded CSM to give the 935 square-foot home to whoever could move it.
A real estate company, Easy Street Properties, LLC agreed to relocate the house to 410 9th Street.
Easy Street was expected to spend $50,000-$60,000 moving the home. They also had to pay the city what's being called a "minimal amount" for the home, because state property can't be given away.
The structure measures 28 feet tall, but was around 30-35 feet tall when transported on a structural semi-truck. Due to its height, Easy Street had to work with the city’s electrical companies to move power lines prior to the relocation.
Easy Street plans to use the building for office space or rental property.