Moving time through space

By: 
Scott Sullivan
“I like preserving historic structures,” said Brown, who was also instrumental in the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society restoring the old Douglas Root Beer Barrel on the southwest corner of Center and Ferry streets recently. “There’s more than a little work involved, but it has its rewards,” he said.

Nothing like moving the 120-ton, 150-year-old former Hudson farmhouse 1.5 miles from its original 66th Street homestead to a lot south of 126th Avenue. But that’s what new owner Duane Brown — with help from Laraway & Sons House Moving, Consumers Energy line crews and tree trimmers where needed — did in the rain last Friday.

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