Wednesday, October 10, 2012

House Move – June 1960

During the last two weekends, I've been hitting the newspaper microfilm at the Lorain Public Library, hoping to find a photo of the Neuman farmhouse being moved. It takes forever to scroll through days and days of dark, blurry pages, hoping to catch a glimpse of a photo or part of a headline. Plus, it's just a shot in the dark.

After an hour of this tomfoolery, my eyeballs are ready to fall out and my neck is pretty stiff.

That's why when I saw this photo and caption from the June 28, 1960 edition, my heart started pounding – until I realized it wasn't the Neuman house.

At least it demonstrates that the Journal found this sort of thing newsworthy – so hopefully I will find what I'm looking for eventually.

But getting back to the house in the photo. The caption didn't give an address of its eventual location, just that it was going to be moved to a lot on the south side of Seventh Street. Fortunately, Bing Maps made it easy to pick out in the lineup of houses on that side of the street.

From there, it was a matter of driving over there and grabbing a photo.

It's a nice looking duplex – much better looking now than it was when it was being moved.

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

I think I remember our car having to wait for that house....what a trip.