Oldest City Island house on Scofield Street moving for a makeover

The oldest house in City Island is moving its way toward a major makeover. The home at 65 Scofield St. is being relocated about 20

The more than 200-year-old structure will be restored to its 1800s splendor.

The more than 200-year-old structure will be restored to its 1800s splendor. (9/19/13)

THE BRONX - The oldest house in City Island is moving its way toward a major makeover.

The home at 65 Scofield St. is being relocated about 20 feet on the same property as new owners work to preserve the piece of borough history.

The structure was built in the 1840s by William Scofield, one of the original settlers of the island, and remained in his family until the 1920s. A family from Arizona now owns it and wants to make it look just as it did in the 1800s.

The plan is to move the house close to the street so that it can be expanded from the back. The deteriorating insides have already been gutted, and the whole project is expected to take a year to complete.

For an extended interview on the home, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.
 

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