Contractor forgoes demolition, moves Hillcrest home to South Bay

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SAN DIEGO – An 800-square-foot home built in 1925 was picked up in Hillcrest and was in the process of getting moved to San Ysidro.

Contractor Fitz-Henley said that instead of the single-family home being demolished at it's Vermont Street location, it will be salvaged and subsequently be used by a local family.

Fitz-Henley acknowledged the craftsmanship of the people who constructed the home nearly 100 years ago - specifically the labor that went into it.

"Why isn't every home scheduled to be demolished in San Diego preserved?" said Fitz-Henley. "There is nothing wrong with the home structurally and there are details in this old home that you are not going to see in a 2016 home, like solid oak floors – not laminate."

The home will be moved to one of a couple of places in San Diego County that allow structural storage. Fitz-Henley said the home is expected to be in storage for a couple months.

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