Quite often it seems that one of these new businesses was interested in a prime property on which an old house was sitting. In many cases, the house was not demolished (unlike today in demo-happy Lorain) – it was merely moved to another location.
Although I haven't found my "holy grail" shot of the old Neuman farmhouse being moved yet, I seem to find plenty of others. The article above – which appeared in the Chronicle-Telegram on April 1, 1960 – tells the story of a 1920 house being moved in Amherst that got hung up a little bit on the way.
Of course, being a curious (nosy) soul, I had to know where the house eventually ended up on Tenney Avenue in Amherst. Fortunately, the person who had the house moved actually lived in it after the move, so I had an address from the city directory to work with.
The house sits back from the street quite a distance compared to its neighbors.
The shots on the Lorain County Auditor website show the house in transition during a renovation. The Bing Maps aerial reveals that it turned out pretty nice.
I did drive over there during the weekend to snap a quick picture, but there were neighbors outside during both of my drive-bys. Since I didn't want to be hauled in by one of Amherst's finest as a suspicious character, I left without my desired shot. Oh well.