JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Four historic homes in the path of a new Ohio River bridges project are being readied for a move that will transplant them to a neighborhood in downtown Jeffersonville.

The four Arts and Crafts-style homes will be moved in about a month to a vacant lot and then be renovated.

Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. executive director Jay Ellis tells the News and Tribune the move will transform "a vacant, ugly lot into a vibrant part of the neighborhood."

One of the homes will be turned into Jeffersonville Main Street Inc.'s office, and the three others will be leased out for mixed use.

Without the move, the homes would have been demolished for the bridges project and a park that's planned to include a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

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