Two years ago, a one-room house built in Oxford, Ohio, in 1880 was on its way to being bulldozed to make way for apartments. Instead, residents of the college town rallied to save the Italianate building, and today the Township House was moved four miles to the safety of a state park.
The two-hour move, delayed twice because of bad weather, was "quite an adventure," says Laura Henderson, member of the town's historic and architectural preservation commission and co-chair of the moving committee.
"Everyone was out cheering and clapping. It was a really uplifting experience," Henderson says. "It will go down in history as being one of the major community efforts in a long time." ... Read More →