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House that moved around Lexington Battle Green being sold

Posted by Brock Parker  February 16, 2012 10:01 AM

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Renovations have been completed and a sale is being finalized of a historic 19th Century home that was moved about a mile from one side of the Lexington Battle Green to the other last year.

Bolton contractor Patrick Carroll said he’s completed the renovation to the two-and-a-half story home at to 35 Hancock St. that used to sit at 1991 Massachusetts Ave. before he moved last April.

A sale of the home to Ryan Wise and his wife Leslie Brunner is expected to close on March 1. Carroll said house came close to fetching the $1,150,000 asking price.

The painstaking move of the house, which sat vacant at St. Brigid Parish for years, necessitated several streets being closed and the help of a half-dozen utility crews to move power lines. Hundreds of onlookers lined the streets for the spectacle.

Carroll had purchased the home, which was built in the 1850s, from St. Brigid Parish for $2 on the condition that he move it off church property.

He relocated the home to a lot he purchased from the Lexington Historical Society and began renovations, which Carroll said have doubled the size of the Colonial-style home.

Carroll said he also has expressed interest to the town about relocating the historic but dilapidated building known as the "White House" next to the Police Station. But Carroll said it doesn’t appear that the town is interested in moving the building.

--brock.globe@gmail.com

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