Moving Day Arrives!

On Wednesday May 4, at 9am the Houser-Metzger House driven by Goodwin House Movers from Washington, IA moved permanently off its original long-time home at 422 Iowa Avenue and set off across the road to its new home at 622 College Street. The Iowa City Police were our escort. Crews from the City in Streets and Parking, Mid American Energy, Mediacom and Friends of Historic Preservation watched and helped maneuver every step of the way. Channel 4 filmed the move. Mick from General Tree Service came to our rescue and trimmed errant trees TWICE.

We moved over curbs, across parking lots and intersections, up the middle of a boulevard, over cable lines, under power lines, under a big oak tree and back on to the new lot. We moved over the new foundation and had to be raised multiple times to clear the sill plate until finally we were in place. The foundation FIT! And then suddenly a group of people opened Champagne and celebrated that We were saved! Welcome home to 623 College Street.




P.O. Box 2001

Iowa City, IA 52244


Phone: 319-351-1875




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