Friday, May 23, 2014

Two Historic Homes To Move Down Main Street


LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle Heritage Museum is ready for T. A. Youngblood And Sons Buildings Movers to hitch up the historic 1905 H. A. Rider Home and 1935 Law Office for their move to the museum's 360 North Bridge Street location on Tuesday, June 3. 

The two buildings will join the 1911 William H. Poole Store & Residence as the expanded LaBelle Heritage Museum complex. The Poole Building will house not only exhibits and archives relating to LaBelle's history and heritage but also the museum's administrative office. The Rider Buildings will become "snapshots in time" highlighting a typical home and small town lawyer's office during the early years of the 20th Century.

LaBelle Heritage Museum appreciates and acknowledges the assistance of Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation, H. L. Bennett & Associates, Oak Electric, LaBelle Pumbing, Cox Air Conditioning & Electric, Florida Department of Transportation, Hunter Tree Service, Hendry County Sheriff's Department, Comcast, FPL,CenturyLink, and many others who make the move possible.

Museum hours will remain 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at least through the end of June. The museum will schedule a Grand Opening of it's new and expanded complex after Labor Day.

Photo: Waddy Thompson

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