A Chinatown Victorian makes its move to Highland Park *

If you are planning to drive through Highland Park in the next couple of days, don’t be surprised if you see an 1870s Gothic Revival cottage in the slow lane. That would be the John A. Donnally House, which has had its roof removed in preparation for a movefrom Bartlett Street in Chinatown to its new home, a lot on Avenue 64 in the Garvanza District of Highland Park. The house move was originally scheduled for tonight but has been postponed a week (see update below). The house was threatened with demolition until it was rescued by preservationist Brad Chambers, reports Nicole Posert of the Highland Park Heritage Trust. Read more about the move and the Donnally House at Home & History.

* Update: The house moved planned for tonight has been postponed a week, according to owner Brad Chambers. “Alas, City and Cal Trans complications have delayed the move to next Monday night. The house is on wheels now and no parking signs (currently up) will be taken down and put back next week. The mover feels pretty good about no issues for next week.”

Photo by Charles Fisher

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