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Old 07-15-2016, 06:25 AM
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While it may be a few months before ground is broken for moving Historic Westville to Columbus, most of the living museum’s artifacts have already come to town and are being housed in a warehouse, according to Darby Britto, Westville’s director of marketing.

“Eighty to 90 percent of the artifacts have already been moved, all except the really heavy and awkward ones,” Britto said. Westville has more than 5,000 artifacts.

Once ground is broken, which she hopes to be in the fall, site preparation will take six or seven months, Britto said. Establishing drainage, sewer and water lines must happen before the buildings are moved.

Moving the 30 or so historic structures will be a chore.

“One of the things that has to be done is they have to remove all of the chimneys from all of the buildings before they can be moved,” Britto said. “Then some buildings will just be picked up and moved as is, depending on their size. And then some buildings, just like when they were moved into the Lumpkin site the first time, will have to be dismantled, numbered and carefully packed and then reassembled at the new site.”

The timetable for the move will depend a lot on the weather, Britto said. Moving buildings is a delicate and regulated endeavor.

“Because of the dirt roads on the site in Lumpkin, it can’t rain for three days before we move a building out,” Britto said. “And with moving regulations, we can’t move if it is raining.

“If we’re going to have a drought, 2017 would be a good year … for us.”

Westville is close enough to reaching its fund-raising goal that it can move forward with groundbreaking. Britto said they are at 80 percent of their $7 million goal.

Read more here: Westville could break ground here in the fall | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Westville could break ground here in the fall | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:54 PM
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Great news! Every time I went down S. Lumpkin Road, I wondered when they would break ground.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:04 AM
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I feel like this move isn't talked about much -this is another option for tourist and students alike. We need to keep adding attractions like this to keep our numbers moving up.
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