Moving the Laban Capron House

In the late 1970s, the Laban Capron House was moved approximately a quarter of a mile uphill to its present location by the Weigel family prior to its restoration.

The house had to cross Pennsylvania state route 547, necessitating a temporary disconnection of the power lines to several properties. Many Harford residents remember the day the house was relocated and a generous neighbor has donated the following photographs of the moving process.

East Elevation

Preparing for the Move (Current East Elevation)

Climbing the Hill (Current South Elevation)

Climbing the Hill (Current South Elevation)

Northeast Corner

Current Northeast Corner

Crossing PA 547

Crossing PA 547 (Current East Elevation)

West Elevation

Crossing PA-547 (Current West Elevation)