Echo Park house move at a standstill

A nearly century-old Craftsman apartment house in Echo Park  that was supposed to be moved three-blocks tonight may not go anywhere for the time being after crews discovered that arrangements had not been made to disconnect one utility line that stands in the path of the structure. Officials said thought they had received clearance from all the necessary utilities to relocate the nearly 100-ton structure from the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue across from Echo Park Lake to a temporary home on an empty lot at the corner of  Park and Echo Park avenues.  However, officials with the Foursquare Foundation, which arranged for the move, discovered earlier today that they had failed to obtain permission to temporarily disconnect a cable that is stretched across the front of the building  on Glendale Boulevard.  The house needs at least 35 feet of clearance to make its move but right now there is only about 27 feet under that cable.  Stay tuned.

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