House-movers work with local crews to safely relocate a home across town

Lincoln residents witnessed a rare sight Monday morning as Star House Moving Company, Grant, Neb., and Unruh House Moving, Galva, Kan., worked with local crews to move a house across town, lifting power lines and other utilities along the route. The home was built in 1934 by Jeanne Crangle’s grandfather Hally Rector, using plans he obtained from K-State and materials from an old country church he purchased and tore down. Crangle’s mother, Wanda Rose, of Lincoln, grew up there, and said the house was later purchased by Mildred and the late Roy Behrens in the 1960’s. The structure was driven on a specialized truck from east of Lincoln on Milo Dr. to a new resting place on west Lincoln Ave, near the Liz Burt House. The Crangle’s said they have no immediate plans for the home.


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