Nearly 200-year-old Milton house moved around the block

Nearly 200 years of Milton history moved just around the block on Wednesday.

What has been called the Bowes House, moved about 400 meters south with expert precision, onto a new foundation where it will be enhanced with an addition and garage (and some remodelling inside) right inside a Mattamy subdivision in Milton.

The project was undertaken by Mattamy Homes, and Laurie McCulloch Building Moving of Whitby under the guidance of Milton house moving experts Sedgwick Marshall Heritage Homes Ltd.

The Bowes House was built by Joseph Bowes between 1825 and 1827 and was continuously lived in until just a few years ago. It’s location is just east of Highway 25 north of Britannia Road. It was due east of the Masonic Hall, which sits on land of the Bowes Methodist Church built not long after their home was built. Now it’s a little south of that.

Mandy Sedgwick and Mirella Marshall will now prepare the house with all new services, redo the inside, build an addition to house a master bedroom, add a garage and then turn it over to Mattamy Homes who will sell the home. Mattamy has undertaken all the costs.

The actual moving of the building, once it was set up on beams, only took about 3 hours before it was perfectly placed on its new foundation.