Throughout history, the Warehouse has not had a permanent location. It moves at the whim of The Regents, presumably by magic or supernatural forces, to the geographical location of whichever empire or power is controlling the world at that time. Because the United States has been the power center of the world for the last hundred years, the Warehouse has been located in North America. At various times in the past, the Warehouse has been located in England, Russia, Asia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. One example of the Warehouse in the past would be the ancient Library of Alexandria. Warehouse 13 was built in 1898 and that its first warehouse burned down due to a lack of knowledge on how to "store stuff." While it may be true that an artifact or more may have caused the destruction of the first Warehouse 13, the 13th iteration of the Warehouse first appeared on American soil in 1914. In 2011, warehouse 13 went through a lot of upheaval, it survived, but barely. In 2035, due to a serious accident with an artifact, the entire world's industry and technology was set back nearly 30 years, because of this and some other issues, the Regents felt it was time to move the warehouse. The location chosen was Scotland.