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An historic house that stood on Sibley Avenue in Litchfield since 1894 is completing a four-day journey to its new location west of Willmar today. It crossed Minnesota Highway 23 at the intersection with Kandiyohi County Road 5 shortly before noon.

Historic Litchfield house nearing its new location west of Willmar

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WILLMAR -- An historic house that stood on Sibley Avenue in Litchfield since 1894 is now yards away from a new location just west of Willmar and south of Minnesota Highway 40 near the airport.

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Workers with Stubbs Builders and Movers, Long Lake, moved the house across Minnesota Highway 23 at the intersection with Kandiyohi County Road 5 shortly before noon today. They will be crossing a soybean field and placing the three-story structure on its new location this afternoon.

The house began its journey on Monday. The house had to be moved at a snail's pace due to its size and weight, according to workers with Stubbs.

The house will become the new home for Melanie and Adam Dickman. They were looking for a house with "character,'' and learned that the Litchfield house would be demolished to make way for a major expansion at First District unless purchased and moved.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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