Saving the Historic Villa Road House

Villa Road House

Villa Road House Relocation

Sunday, June 3, 2018  |  5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Historic 1912 house to be relocated 0.8 miles down Fulton and North Meridian streets to the southwest corner of campus

Relocation Map/Schedule

Illustration of the new residence hall

Making Room for New Construction

To better serve its undergraduate population, George Fox University is constructing a new four-story residence hall for 190 students at the site of the historic Villa Road House. Rather than demolish the house, the university will move the 2,400-square foot house down Fulton Street, North Meridian Street and onto an empty lot on Sheridan Street. A smaller carriage house from the property will also be moved on the same route.

Notice to our Neighbors

The relocation of these structures may briefly affect residents living along the route on June 3. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

No Street Parking on Route June 3

The university has obtained a public right-of-way permit, and public street parking will not be allowed on affected portions of Fulton Street or North Meridian Street from Saturday night (June 2) until after the structures have passed. If you do not wish to park on side streets, George Fox will provide free parking for affected cars in its Bauman/Stoffer Stadium lot. Public notices will be posted on the street prior to the relocation. Remaining cars will be towed to the Bauman/Stoffer Stadium parking lot. Notices will be posted on June 1st.

Rolling Street Blockages

There will be detours and road closures throughout the day. Most notably,  North Meridian will be closed at Highway 99W as the house navigates onto the new site. Fulton and North Meridian streets will be blocked for portions of June 3. Driveways will be blocked temporarily as Villa Road House and its smaller carriage house move by. T rees or bushes extending past the face of the curb and lower than 30 feet above the asphalt may need to be trimmed.

Power Outage (3 homes)

The homes at the following addresses will lose power for about a two-hour window on the morning of June 3:

  • 1008 Fulton St.
  • 912 Fulton St.
  • 704 N. Meridian St.

No other homes should lose power.

Frontier Cable Service (24 homes)

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This map shows the 24 homes (identified by red dot) expected to temporarily lose Frontier Cable service on June 3.

Comcast Cable / Phone Service (70 homes)

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This map shows the 70 homes (identified by red phone or email symbols) that potentially will temporarily lose cable or phone service. This shutoff is expected to be brief, as Comcast crews will immediately reconnect service as the house passes the location.

Other impacts to neighbors on the route

It is possible mailboxes located near the street may be moved and reinstalled. Some trimming of trees in the right-of-way may be required.

The back of the Villa Road House

Timeline (all times are estimates)

Relocation Map/Schedule

  • 5:30 a.m.: The carriage house, followed by the Villa Road House, will head west along Fulton Street.
  • 6:45 a.m.: Structures reach the corner of Fulton Street and North Meridian Street. It will take about two hours to negotiate the turn.
  • 8:45 a.m.: Structures complete turn and travel south on North Meridian Street.
  • 1:45 p.m.: The turn from North Meridian Street onto Sheridan Street begins. It will take about two hours to negotiate the turn.
  • 3 p.m.: Carriage house arrives at its new location.
  • 6 p.m.: Villa Road House arrives at its new address of 910 E. Sheridan St.


Can I come watch?

The relocation can be viewed from sidewalks as long as spectators stay well clear of vehicles and workers. A security team will be present to ensure people keep a safe distance.

You turned off my Internet. Where can I get WiFi during the outage?

George Fox will provide free WiFi during the move at the Bruin Den café on campus. A temporary guest password will be provided on site.

How will Friendsview Retirement Community residents be affected?

One of the two Friendsview exits onto Fulton Street likely will be blocked between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Otherwise, there should be no impact upon Friendsview residents.

Who is doing the house move?

Northwest Structural Moving will conduct the house relocation. The construction of the new residence hall and installation of the Villa Road House is being overseen by Andersen Construction Co.

Villa Road House will not longer be on Villa Road. What will it be called?

Once the structure is moved, it will be called Chehalem House. The Chehalem Mountains are located to the north of Newberg and are named after the "Chahelim" band of the Atfalati Indians who lived in region in the 1800s.

Questions? Contact Campus Public Safety:

Phone:  503-554-2090