300 tons historic house affixed to street at Boise hospital

Cleaning of the historic house site on the Boise hospital campus 5-6-19 1080p

A dense digger with debris at 121 W. Jefferson Street, now the site of Bishop Foote House at St Luke's Boise Medical Center. There will be an on-site navigation and reception center for the growing hospital campus.

A dense digger with debris at 121 W. Jefferson Street, now the site of Bishop Foote House at St Luke's Boise Medical Center. There will be an on-site navigation and reception center for the growing hospital campus.

From a brick house, just let it out.

To apologize to the Commodores, Bishop Foote's House has been well constructed, everyone knows. Now it's all hung on top of a trailer that is stuck on a dashown Boise street.

The 4,000-square-foot house, which was formerly the Bishop of Idaho, was one of the old houses that were being moved to make way for the expansion of St. Luke's Medical Center campus.

At first it was moved on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. But this was delayed. “As you can imagine, moving a 304 tonne brick house is extremely complex,” said St Luke's spokesman after that delay.

The transfer was rescheduled to last weekend. The move started as planned, and crews managed to raise the house at 121 W. Jefferson St., just west of the hospital, on a trailer and pull it east east on Jefferson towards Avenue B on Saturday morning.

Then something went wrong. The trailer stopped just off the hospital. “The move of Bishop Foote House is behind schedule due to a number of technical issues and essential repairs,” said spokesman Anita Kissee in an email to the news media shortly before 4:30 pm. The move would return when a replacement was added, she said.

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The 84-year-old Bishop's Guest House offers the age of the two lanes of West Jefferson Street on Monday, next to St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (from the left image).

He was not. Three hours later, Kissee sent an email again.

“Unfortunately, due to a number of unforeseen equipment malfunctions, and the safest for the moving crew and the historic town of 304 tonnes, the Bishop Foote movement was suspended for this weekend,” she wrote. . “The east house changed on Jefferson and he stopped in the best possible location now, as he is NOT entering the entrance to the Emergency Department.”

The main entrance to the emergency room on Bannock Street is one block south of Jefferson. An ambulance can get back into the emergency room from an open segment of Jefferson near Avenue B.

“There is an agreement that we did not want to break down what might affect Avenue B during the week,” she said.

Kissee said that the transfer would be suspended, probably this Saturday, 11 May. Meanwhile, strange strange people are taking strange pictures and others.

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Bishop Foote's Guesthouse 1935 at 121 W. Jefferson St., has served since 1973 as a guest house for elderly patients who do not require a hospital and their carers. Finally, he will enter Fred Reiger House in his new location at Avenue B and Bannock Street. The Reiger House was moved last year from 214 E. Jefferson St..

The Revd. Norman Foote as bishop of the Episcopal Church in Idaho from 1957 to 1972. He was president of the board of directors of the hospital.

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