Thursday, February 10, 2011
At the junction of Richmond, Gonzales, and Despard Avenues sits a modest 1930s Art Deco home. But, at the beginning of February trucks and workers began to show up.At first we thought the house was going to be demolished to make way for a new home. Not so unusual in this part of Victoria. But when we saw the large iron beams being put into place it began to appear as if the home would be raised instead. Perhaps to build a high ceiling basement.Then a sign appeared in the window - this house was to be saved and moved to a new location - Point Roberts in the U.S.A.Last night, February 9th, the final preparations were made and the house began its journey to a storage facility in Swartz Bay where it will stay until the property in Point Roberts is ready to receive it.