Carillon Park gets historic homes Sunday

Sunday, July 12, is when semi-trucks from Edwards Moving and Rigging Inc. will be transporting four historical buildings from the Kettering-Moraine Museum along those streets to their new location at Carillon Park. Those buildings are the Deeds Barn, the Miller House, the Hetzel House and the Newcom-Greer House.

“Expect traffic delays all morning Sunday,” said Sean Bohn , Kettering’s engineering technician.

The move is scheduled to start at the museum, 35 Moraine Circle, at 9 a.m. The public is invited to watch the buildings move to Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd. at the end of the route.

The move will cost Dayton History between $150,000 and $200,000, said Brady Kress, Dayton History’s executive director. After lifting, rigging and stabilizing the buildings, a framework will be put in place to keep the structures from shifting or racking.

Edwards Moving and Rigging, based in Shelbyville, Ky., used hydraulics to jack the structures up on steel beams. The beams will be connected to dollies, which will be connected to semi-trucks, said Jason Edwards, project manager for the company. Each structure will have two dollies in the back and a truck in front.

The largest structure to be moved on Sunday weighs 45 tons, Edwards said.

Bohn said Edwards’ trucks will be traveling about a mile and a half an hour and the move may take at least four hours “if everything goes smoothly.”

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