A plan to move the historic Graves House in Bluffton has been delayed again.
The century-old house was first scheduled to travel up Calhoun Street on Monday, but that move was pushed to Aug. 11 to allow the moving company more time to prepare.
Homeowner Thomas Viljac said he canceled the Aug. 11 date because Crawford House Moving of Barnwell needs more time to provide the town with additional paperwork. He declined to say exactly what those documents were.
"Our mover had a couple issues he's got to get squared away, and I've got to give him a little more time," Viljac said. "He's already done a lot; there's just so many pieces to the puzzle."
A new move date has not been set.
"I didn't want the public to get their hopes up again. I'd rather make sure everything is done perfect," Viljac said.
After the town has issued final permits for the move, the home will be placed on a flatbed truck and driven three blocks north from Calhoun and Allen streets to the corner of Calhoun and Lawrence streets. It will be placed on a lot across from Viljac's Old Town Dispensary.
Calhoun Street will be temporarily closed for the move, and tree pruning along the route to clear the way will also occur that day, according to the moving plan submitted to the town.
While Viljac waits for the moving company, he will continue painting the home and making other cosmetic updates. After the home reaches its new location, Viljac will set it on a new foundation and complete the restoration.
"It's not an easy process, but it's all going to get done," he said. "I know we're close."
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