When local news outlets, including the Austin American-Statesman, reported Sunday that a house was stuck in the middle of a South Austin street, neighbors were annoyed, others were amused, and everyone thought the problem would be resolved quickly.
Austin Home Movers were attempting to move the house from Live Oak Street to (of course) Lockhart—everyone’s new favorite suburb—when it proved to wide for the street, where they abandoned it Saturday night. The house is still there, to the consternation of neighbors and to the amusement of everyone else. One wiseacre set up signs advertising it as a haunted house (it’s not), social and other media chimed in, and, inevitably, it now has its own Twitter account (@stuckhouseATX). Oh, internet.
Shut it, or I'll have my movers drop me off at 45th at rush hour. https://t.co/FVuqAlPZ8y— Austin Stuck House (@StuckHouseATX) October 4, 2016
Say what you wanna say: This is STILL easier than getting a permit for a new house in Austin.— Austin Stuck House (@StuckHouseATX) October 4, 2016