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Hingham

17th-century house moved to new home

The 17th-century building sat last Wednesday morning on Fort Hill Street in Hingham, but by the end of the day it had entered a new chapter in its history, 1½ miles away on Lincoln Street.

As crews shepherded the 19-foot-tall building along the journey to its new site, drivers in passing cars watched with open mouths, and spectators trailed alongside the slowly moving structure.

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