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139-year-old San Francisco home rolls to new address

SAN FRANCISCO - After 139 years at 807 Franklin St. in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.The green home with large windows and a brown front door was loaded onto giant dollies and moved Sunday to a location six blocks away.Onlookers lined the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled — at a top speed of 1 mph — to 635 Fulton St.The house’s journey has been in the planning stages for eight years.Veteran house mover Phil Joy said he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies.AdvertisementJoy said this move is tricky in part because the first part of the journey involves going downhill."That’s always difficult for a house," he said.Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were.

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