Historic Central Florida House Moved on Barge

Albin Polasek Museum And Sculpture Gardens
Albin Polasek Museum And Sculpture Gardens

A historic house in Winter Park is on its way to its new location after being cut in half and moved on a floating barge across a lake to museum less than a half mile away.

Half of the historic Capen-Showalter House moved to the grounds of the The Albin Polasek Museum & Garden on Tuesday. The rest of the house will be moved later this month.

The house was built in 1885 by a founder of Winter Park, the tiny city outside of Orlando. The owners of the house had planned to demolish it until preservationists raised objections.

Preservationists raised $650,000 for the move which required the house to be cut in half, hauled down a hill in a flatbed truck and then placed on the barge.

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