The central fire house in Janesville is one step closer to breaking ground, but before that happens, there is one house that still needs a new place to call home.
For months, historic preservationists have been trying to save what locals refer to as "the yellow house" on Milton Avenue from demolition.
The house is the last of 12 homes that have to go to make room for the new central fire station; the others have been demolished.
"It needs a home and nobody else was coming forward to save it," Janesville resident Fred Harmon said.
Although the 145-year-old house is worn down and needs over $100,000 worth of work done, Harmon's vision for its future is crystal clear.
"The beauty of the old houses, the craftsmanship that they are made with, the design -- it's just neat stuff," he said.
Harmon plans to save the home from its neighbors' fate by moving the house across the street onto a lot he is in the process of buying.