19th Century Carriage House of Christopher Gore: Elevate and Relocate

August 13, 2014

Carriage House

The 1793 carriage house (shown above) was originally located in what is now the north-bound lane of Gore Street.  It was moved to its current location when Gore Street was widened.  It is now being relocated closer to its original location. 

Christopher Gore, was a prominent Massachusetts lawyer and politician.  His summer home located in Waltham, Massachusetts that sits within a 45-acre property consists of a wood-framed mansion and the 1793 carriage house.  

The moving process takes precise preparation that requires carving out sections of the foundation in order to slip support beams beneath the house.  These beams are then accompanied by hydraulic lifts below that raise the entire building.  Once lifted, the building is carefully slid onto a prepared track system that guides the building to its new location where a newly constructed foundation awaits to receive the building. 

Learn more about the happenings at Gore Place here: http://www.goreplace.org/

 

 

Carriage house track

 Track system placed for the initial move of the carriage house.

 

New foundation

Carriage house shown in the distance after it's initial move and is now aligned with its new awaiting foundation.

 

Carriage House

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Comments:

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