Historic Belmont home saved from demolition
Residents line up to watch as house moved
A Colonial-era Belmont home threatened by development was saved today when it was removed from its foundation and towed to a temporary site. The move gives advocates more time to find a permanent location for the historic Thomas Clark House, which was built in 1760 and had been slated for demolition to make room for new homes. The remarkably well-preserved house includes many original interior features, according to the president of the Boston-based Architectural Heritage Foundation, Sean McDonnel.