Old Building Moves to New Location
Monday, May 18, an old outbuilding (constructed in 1920), was moved from 300 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen, to a new location on the property of the Postmaster's House.
The building was donated to the Friends of the Postmaster's House by Art Parker, of Aberdeen Exterminating.
The building was moved by Oldham House Movers, of Seagrove.
The building had been used over the years for multiple purposes, but will now serve as a storage building for lawn equipment and outdoor furniture at the Postmaster's House.
The building was stabilized, jacked up and placed on steel beams and wheels for the four-block trip to its new location. Detailed measurements were taken to be sure the building would clear the power lines.
The process was observed by Fay and Bruce Honeycutt, Shirley Starkey, and Ashley and Sarah Baker, all member of the Friends of the Postmaster's House.
The building will be painted to match the house, which was originally built in 1880 for Malcolm James Blue, Aberdeen's first postmaster.
The Postmaster's House wil play an integral role in mid-August for the month-long Aberdeen Treasure Hunt.
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