150-year-old seminary relocated

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OSAGE, Iowa-- After 147 years, the Cedar Valley Seminary, which was in danger of being demolished, was relocated to a new home.

A large crowd, including Governor Terry Branstad, gathered Friday to watch the 500 ton building make the short trek to its new home.

The new address for the seminary was approximately 1,000 feet from its previous location, and took 2 hours to complete.

The building, which had previously served as a school and museum, had been approved for demolition in March of 2015.

The board reversed that decision a month later and gave a citizens group time to raise funds to relocated the building.

In May 2015, the board voted to sell the building to the Cedar Valley Seminary Foundation for one dollar.

The foundation plans to restore the interior of the building and create an exhibit of career mementos from notable area natives.

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