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Let’s Try This Again: Moving a House, No Small Feat!

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On September 7, 2017

Let’s try this again!  The house begins rolling (not very fast) at 4:30 AM in Barrington and is anticipated to enter Barrington Hills around 12:30 PM at Hart Road.  

Best to avoid County Line on Sunday until 1:30 PM if you can. There will be an approximately 20-minute COMPLETE STOPPAGE of traffic beginning around 12:45 PM.

Please note that all times are approximate, not surprisingly, there are a lot of moving factors that could cause the move to run ahead or behind schedule.  

Village of Barrington wrote a great piece on the house move Sunday (see below).

Yellow house to be movedArticle originally posted on the Village of Barrington facebook page below.

It’s not often that you get to see a historic home moved intact through the Village of Barrington. But that’s what will take place this Sunday, September 10, in the early morning hours along Main Street in Barrington.

The 1880s home, which was originally located at 118 S. Wool Street and is now staged in the parking lot of the First Church of Christ Scientist on Main Street, is being moved intact by Barrington Hills homeowner Jeff Baustert and his wife, Chris, to their property in Barrington Hills in order to save the structure.

The move will begin from Wool and Station Streets at approximately 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The house will move west on Station Street, north on Spring Street and onto Main Street (Lake-Cook Road), where it will travel west down Main Street at a “walking pace,” reaching the Hough/Main crossing by approximately 6:30 a.m. and the Jewel area by 7:00 a.m. It should reach Barrington High School by 12:00 p.m. and its final destination in Barrington Hills by late afternoon.

The move was staged in the early morning hours of Sunday to minimize traffic disruption in town as much as possible. Main Street will never be fully closed during the process – instead, the Barrington Police Department and Public Works will be on hand to close and re-open streets and intersections on a “rolling basis” as the house moves through the area.

All businesses will remain open, but residents should anticipate road closures during these hours. If you live in the immediate area (along Main Street from Spring Street to Old Hart Road, or on Harrison, Grant, Raymond, or N. Hager Streets) and may be affected by the move, you have already received door-to-door notices of potential utility shut downs during the process.