The Sunnyvale Historical Society has started exploring the possibility of saving the 1912 Butcher Family home and moving it to Heritage Park Museum Site at the encouragement of the Butcher Family. NO decisions have been made at this time, but we are in the process of getting facts and figures to see if the house is structurally sound enough for relocation, what the restoration costs would be, foundation installation costs, project feasibility, etc. This is still in the early evaluation phase, but of course time is of the essence as the developer begins planning for the building’s ultimate demolition.
As many know, we are rapidly losing all of our old farm houses and this one happens to be a classic orchard ranch house–it’s a historical treasure to save, if we can. It was built the year the City of Sunnyvale was incorporated and was a very high-end house for its time.
This proposal would be to find a location on the Heritage Park Site to move this classic style ranch house from a century ago. The link to the left shows an overview of the Heritage Park site
This proposal is still in the exploratory stage only. The Historical Society is working closely with City Staff to look at alternatives for saving the home, and we will continue to work with them through every step of the process. The link to the left gives a preferred location on the Heritage Park site.
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