The Randolph-Lucas House moves onto Peachtree Road at midnight Nov. 8 as it begins its journey to a new home in Ansley Park.

The “Peachtree Road house” moved down Peachtree to a new home this weekend.

Starting Friday evening, Nov. 8, and continuing early Saturday, Nov. 9, crews worked to relocate the Randolph-Luc

Complete Demolition Services project manager James Morehead, at center in brown hard hat, goes over last-minute details with his crew, police, and public service workers before starting to move the house.

as house from 2500 Peachtree Road to a site at 78 Peachtree Circle in the Ansley Park neighborhood.

The house, partially disassembled for the move, was transported south on Peachtree Road.

Crews from Georgia Power Co. and other utilities accompanied the house en route, as did a police escort.

Atlanta architect P. Thornton Marye designed the 1924 Georgian-Revival style home for Hollins Randolph, a great-great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson. Margaret Lucas owned the house until her death in 1987.

The house has been moved before, although only a few dozen feet. It was moved to make way for the 2500 Peachtree Road condominium project in 1998. The condo association agreed to maintain the home and use it for functions, but the maintenance required quickly became cost-prohibitive and the house fell into disrepair.

Last fall, the 2500 Peachtree Road Condo Association was issued a demolition permit by the city of Atlanta. They offered to give the home away for free if someone could move it to a new location.

Christopher Jones and Roger Smith, founders of NewTown Partners, worked with history advocates and the condo association to arrange the move, Buckhead Heritage said. They plan to use the house as their residence, the society said.

Joe Earle

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