ORLANDO, Fla. — A developer is working to salvage a historic home in Orlando as the need for more homes increases due to population growth.
Developer Mark Kinchla says it's all in an effort to preserve the historic home from the 1920s while still making room for new townhomes.
The house, which is about 97 years old, was relocated on Saturday, roughly 700 feet away from where it currently stands at 330 Broadway Avenue.
The 2,900 square foot house was recently a place of business for law practices until Kinchla bought the home.
He plans to restore the house and make it his home. It will be located at 519 E. Livingston Street.
"Behind there's going to be a new guest house, and behind that, the 1921 carriage house that we are going to restore. Add a pool, then I'm going to keep it and live there. Rent the two structures and live free," Kinchla said.
Spectrum News 13 Reporter Krystel Knowles followed the house's slow move throughout the day on Saturday. Scroll through to see the moving process: