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Fred Lynch

House move not smoothe

Posted Friday, May 4, 2012, at 12:00 AM

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April 25, 1968 Southeast Missourian

The rear wheels on the support frame under this house became stuck in the ground Wednesday afternoon and caused the house to tilt on William at Sheridan, partly blocking the thoroughfare. The structure was being moved to South Sprigg Street, but the move will be delayed. (Don Kremer Studio photo)

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April 27, 1968 Southeast Missourian

Workmen successfully moved this house from William and Sheridan streets Friday after wheels beneath a support frame became stuck when the move was tried Wednesday. The structure partially blocked William St. Thursday morning but was moved back onto the lot to wait until after the Sen. Robert F. Kennedy visit. It is southbound here at South Frederick and Good Hope, headed for South Sprigg Street. Alternate routes were taken because of traffic. (Southeast Missourian photo)

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October 28, 1959 Southeast Missourian

This two-story frame residence is in the process of being moved from a site on South Boulevard opposite Sunny Hill restaurant, where Farmers & Merchants Bank soon will erect a walk-up, drive-in facility for limited bank service. Another house, as seen in the photo, is being razed to make way for the facility. The frame residence being moved was purchased by Jess Johnston and will be moved to a location on Merriwether and Henderson. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

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  • Here's one that was being moved to 2535 Masters Drive a couple of years earlier.

    http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/masters-drive-mystery-house/

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 10:47 AM
  • Wonder if the houses being built nowadays could withstand the stresses of such a move? :-)

    -- Posted by fxpwt on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 8:32 PM
  • love these old pics, please keep them coming!!

    -- Posted by bagman on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 8:45 PM