You can see that half of the building has already been raised; the structure will be moved on a motorized dolly system. A sketch of a map is posted, but it's unclear if it is related to the need to remove some obstructions along the route during the nighttime move. Perhaps one of our resident construction or engineering experts can decipher what that map is showing.
Believed to be the oldest, and only remaining 19th century, building in downtown Bethesda, the Wilson Store was later well known as Community Paint and Hardware. It was moved a short distance during the construction of the Apex Building at 7272 Wisconsin in the late 1980s. The latter building is being demolished to make way for a Carr Properties mixed-use project and Purple Line station.
|Close-up of beams placed|
under the building