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Little Richard's childhood home moved as part of Pleasant Hill project

Little Richard's childhood home was lifted and moved on Tuesday as part of a project to make room for an expansion to the I-16 and I-75 interchange / Matt Thielke (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Little Richard's childhood home was lifted and moved on Tuesday as part of a project to make room for an expansion to the I-16 and I-75 interchange.

The project has centered on the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. Several homes in that area have been demolished and others have been moved.

The effort to preserve and move the homes, including Little Richard's home, is being headed by the Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority.

Dr. James Beverly of the Macon-Bibb Community Enhancement Authority said Tuesday that moving Little Richard's home means a lot to the community. He said that working to preserve it rather than demolish it shows the community that the county cares and wants to do right by them.

Beverly said this project is the beginning of a renaissance at Pleasant Hill.

Little Richard's home was loaded onto the back of a truck on Tuesday morning to make its way across the interstate. It's final spot will be on Craft Street near a park.

There is also a plan in the works to clean the house and turn it into a community resource center, showcasing the history of the area.

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