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Up and moving: Century-old structure relocating in A.G.

Duke and Lori Sterling will move and restore this 100 year old house in Arroyo Grande. It will move from the Myrtle Street to Allen Street where the Sterling's plan to live.
David Middlecamp
3-26-2010
Duke and Lori Sterling will move and restore this 100 year old house in Arroyo Grande. It will move from the Myrtle Street to Allen Street where the Sterling's plan to live. David Middlecamp 3-26-2010

A more than 100-year-old home was scheduled to be moved at 5 a.m. from its location on Myrtle Street in Arroyo Grande to a location about a half-mile away in the Village.

Doing so will save the Stillwell home — which was built sometime between 1890 and 1905 and has not been designated historical — from demolition. Its new owner, Duke Sterling, and his wife, Lori, plan to live in the home at 122 Allen St.

Duke Sterling will also use part of it as a satellite office for his business, Central Pacific Insurance Services, which is based in Grover Beach.

The city has been trying to find a home for the house for about a year, he said.

“The city wanted to keep it in Village core district, and we had a lot that would accommodate the house,” he said.

Sterling said he plans to renovate the approximately 1,300-square-foot house to its original design and reconfigure it so it’s a little more livable.

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