January 28, 2015 / 3:01 pm

House Parade or the Migration of the Buildings from the 800 Block of 8th


As some of you may know, there has been quite the construction going on our street here in Bloomington, IN. Houses from the 800 block of 8th are being moved to the 700 block. WIUX, being directly on the corner, has the perfect view of these wonders of civil engineering as they roll these houses right by down the middle of the street. We have complied some photos so you can experience what we have been able to watch unfold the last few weeks.

house up on wheels

The house had been waiting patiently up on wheels for the past week or so, it was only a matter of time before it began the journey down 8th Street. It is the first of several houses that are being transplanted from the 800 block, but this sight will always be something astonishing to see.



The house acting majestic, basking in the sun, feeling free and mobile for the first time. (This is personification, the house is an inanimate object which most likely doesn’t have feelings).

WIUx front pourch

The view from the WIUX front pouch, as this house leads the parade. That is right, there are more houses to come. Does this mean more pictures for your viewing pleasure? You’ll have to check back here or follow WIUX on twitter (@wiux) to know for sure.


It is not our house, but it sure is in the middle of our street.