Controversial Victorian house to be moved for preservation

WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s always a pain when you are moving from your home into another home but how about moving the home itself. That’s what’s happening in Westport Tuesday and it was a long time coming.

The Kemper Gunn house is ready for it’s big move. This comes almost two years after controversy and preservation efforts The the 19th century house will be moved from downtown Westport to town owned property where it will be restored. Crews will move the home from its church lane location to the Baldwin parking lot on Elm street.

The 1885 built Queen Anne Victorian house stood in the way of a major redevelopment project known as Bedford Square. For a long time developers and preservationists were at odds. But with some brainstorming  the concept of moving the house across the street to town owned property became a joint project.

The big move will began at 6:30 this morning. For more information, go to

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