By Paul Schmitt
A historic cottage and beach house that was located on the water in Fish Creek is now in Sturgeon Bay. After a four-hour and 22-mile trek on Highway 42 early Thursday morning, the house is now resting at the corner of 15th Avenue and Texas Street. Historic preservationist Christie Weber bought the building from the town of Gibraltar for $400 after the municipality had determined that the building needed to be torn down. She explains why she moved the old original tea house to Sturgeon Bay.
The cost of moving the house, that also required a Door County Sheriff patrol escort, was about $22,000. Weber plans are to have the building put over the foundation walls sometime in the next week and the separate garage and addition parts eventually making their way down from Fish Creek. She expressed thanks for the great law enforcement cooperation during the move and asks for patience from the new neighbors as the building is renovated in its new location.
(photo contributed by Christie Weber)