Historic Halifax house finishes journey to new location
Morris House to be repurposed into housing for displaced youth
After a 30-hour journey through Halifax's downtown that included a broken utility line and steep hills, a 249-year-old Halifax home arrived at its final resting place on Sunday.
Slated for demolition in 2009, the Morris House was saved by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia — which bought the structure for $1 and partnered with housing groups and the Ecology Action Centre to find it a new lot in the city's north end.
The trip was delayed when the convoy snagged a utility line, but crews say that's a small hitch considering the more than 50 fibre wires along the route.
Nova Scotia Power utility crews were nearby to move utility lines.
The house now sits at the corner of Creighton and Charles streets.
The house was rescued from demolition in 2009 and will be revitalized and turned into affordable housing for young adults.
The grey, wood-shingled Morris House was named after the city's first surveyor and is considered to be among the earliest houses built in Halifax.
With files from The Canadian Press