Moving a century old home

By WEEK Producer

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM CDT

 

SHIRLEY, Ill. -- A mobile home or a home on the road, it's all just a day's work for Ron Peters of Peters House Movers.

His job on Thursday was moving the historic Funk Seed House to its forever home.

"We've been in business sixty-seven years moving houses. It's a challenge. Everyone is a bit different."

Ameren Illinois was also on the job to make this move happen.

"They're taking down or raising up some powerlines so we can get underneath some of them, cause we're about thirty feet tall. We've moved them up to eighty miles but you know a lot of them usually are within eight to ten miles of where they go to."

This move was just a mile to the Funk Prairie Home Museum, but the cargo is more than a hundred years old.

"We do a lot of historical stuff and we do a lot of new stuff. Well, we just wanna get this moved over here for the museum with the house and everything so people can come in and see what they got later on in life. People twenty, thirty or forty years from now can see how things used to be years ago. But it's fun."

The Funk Seed House will be part of the Funk Prairie Home Museum. It is located at 10875 Prairie Home Lane, Shirley and is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www.funksgrove.org/PrairieHome/home.html

 

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