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90-Year-Old San Diego House Is Uprooted for a New Life

Image: Home owner Anne Wilson asks for the house numbers as workers remove her old home for recycling and resale from its neighborhood in San Diego
Home owner Anne Wilson, left in jacket and jeans, asks for the house number as workers remove her old home for recycling and resale in San Diego, Calif. on March 28, 2016. Mike Blake / Reuters

An 800-square-foot house, built in 1925, was moved from San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood to its new home in South Bay.

Image: A worker goes under a house as he prepares an old home to be moved, recycled and resold from its neighborhood, in San Diego
A worker prepares an old home to be moved, recycled and resold in San Diego on March 28, 2016. Mike Blake / Reuters

The owner of the house, Anne Wilson, wanted to demolish the property so she could build a new home. But local entrepreneur Garnell Fitz-Henley, who specializes in saving homes from demolition, proposed to salvage it. Fitz-Henley, his contractor and a crew helped find the building a new physical home.

Image: Workers prepare to move an old home for recycling and resale from its neighborhood in San Diego
Workers remove the house from its old neighborhood on March 28. Mike Blake / Reuters

Currently the property is at a storage facility in Otay Mesa and will eventually be put on a lot in San Ysidro.

Image: A house makes a turn on a city street as its moved by truck for recycling and resale from a neighborhood in San Diego
The house makes a turn on a city street as it makes its way to a temporary storage facility. Mike Blake / Reuters