Moving day finally arrived Monday for the Habitat for Humanity house, and the new home now rests on its permanent foundation.
The house was built by Warren County Career Center Building Construction students over a period of three years. This year's class was present to watch the evolution, as were a number of Habitat volunteers and neighborhood residents.
Olivia Sechriest, a board member for Habitat, said that a family has been selected to move into the house. She also noted, "It's a fantastic project for the kids at the Career Center."
Times Observer photo by Rob Andersen
Warren City Police escorted 422 Homes carrier trucks on the route from the Career Center’s lower parking lot to Buchanan Street on Monday. Two carrier trucks were loaded with the house, which had been split in half. At right, the house on its foundation.
The first half of the house arrived on Buchanan Street about 9 a.m. Monday, and the second about 12:45 p.m. The actual over-the-road move was done with two trucks and trailers from 422 Homes, a moving company from Indiana, Pa., and the setting of the house was accomplished by Steinman Building Systems.
Bob Kane, construction supervisor for Habitat, said he wanted to get an early start on finishing the house, setting interior doors and trim and other work. "We will probably start this Saturday on the outside, so we're done before the snow flies," he said.
Kane also has some professionals in mind for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, noting that they were willing to volunteer their time and knowledge.
A number of the students who worked on the house in previous years were also planning on volunteering to help finish the project, he said.