Historic house move postponed

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The city of Reno says the transport of the Gilbert/Humphrey House through downtown Reno has been postponed due to the weight exceeding the maximum permitted across one of the bridges. A city spokesman says the full weighing may not have happened yet, but it's not clear why the move started before that was done.

The house has been moved back to its E. 8th Street location from Center Street, which has been reopened.

The city says the moving company and owners of the house now have to decide how to best manage weight and distribution for a future move. Then they will file permits and papers with the city, and a route will be devised. NDOT will work with them, as will the city.

The city says bridges, lights and other poles are challenges in this case.

ORIGINAL STORY: March 28th, 2019, the historic Gilbert/Humphrey House is being moved from 127 E. 8th St to its new home at 501 St. Lawrence Avenue in Midtown Reno. This process will take several hours and is impacting travel along the way.

Here is the intended route provided by Reno Police:

From 127 E 8th Street:

S/B Center St to 7th St
W/B 7th St to West St
S/B West St to 2nd St
W/B 2nd St to Arlington Ave
S/B Arlington Ave to 501 St. Lawrence Ave

The process began at 9AM, with Reno Police traffic officers on hand to close intersections and re-direct traffic. You're asked to avoid the relocation route to reduce the impact to your travel.

The house that dates to at least 1912 is the first of several near UNR scheduled to be demolished for development and being moved to maintain their history.