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Crews move North Prospect Church in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Almost 150 years after the North Prospect Church was moved about a mile up Massachusetts Avenue to Porter Square, Lesley University moved it back about 80 feet Thursday as part of a plan for a new arts center.

In front of a small crowd of onlookers, construction workers used a hydraulic system to push the 188-ton church along steel rails about three feet at a time for almost three hours Thursday morning.

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