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L.M. Callis House to be moved before year’s end

After months of delays and wrangling over details, an agreement has finally been reached among the parties involved in saving the L.M. Callis House, and plans to move the structure are proceeding quickly.

Contractor Ian Morse said on Wednesday morning that he expected to sign a final contract later in the day that would enable the transfer of funds from Preservation Mathews to pay for the cost of moving the house off property owned by the Bay School and onto a lot he owns on Main Street adjacent to The Brambles. He said he also expected to sign a contract with the Bay School to purchase the house for $1.

Morse said that the Bay School had given him a deadline of the end of the year for moving the house, so he had asked Ace Movers, which is currently partnering with him on three other home elevation or home moving projects, to “squeeze in this one.” Ace will therefore begin setting beams and preparing the house on Friday, said Morse, and the building should be rolling by D...

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