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This historic home at 18th and Illinois streets in Golden will be moved by June 15 so the Colorado School of Mines can build its new Welcome Center. (Photo: City of Golden)

GOLDEN, Colo. — The “free” home that was available from the city of Golden and the Colorado School of Mines will soon be relocated.

The house at 18th and Illinois streets that has to be moved so the school can build a new Welcome Center was awarded to Easy Street Properties in Golden. The company plans to move the house to 410 9th St. in Golden by June 15 and restore it.

The Golden Planning and Zoning and Colorado School of Mines Capital Planning and Construction made the decision based on a review of applications.

“We decided that keeping the house in Golden was important, both for historical value to the community and for the ease of moving the building,” said Chris Cocallas, director of Mines Capital Planning and Construction.

“As a fourth-generation native of Jefferson County, I am personally very excited to preserve this piece of Golden history,” said Sam Kimbriel, president and CEO of Easy Street.

Easy Street will work with Mammoth Structural Movers to move the home at a cost of $50,000 to $60,000.

The 28-foot-tall house will be about 30 to 35 feet tall when it’s moved on a structural semi-truck. The companies will work with the city to move power lines before the relocation, which will happen in the evening and should not cause much  traffic disruption.

Easy Street said it will use the house for office space or as a rental property.