As previously moved with the help of horses
• As previously moved with the help of horses
Moving - always troublesome, especially the case of a family with acquired property. The search for a new home, furniture, some more small things often make the first time at the new location a real challenge. Now, if you could take your old house and move it to a new location! But even some hundred years ago just so some communities, and we do: get out the horses and carried on a cart your old home to a new location.
1915, the wagon is stuck with a house on the bridge: the house turned out to be wider than the bridge.
Depending on the severity of the house, in a harness placed between six and thirty horses, a house set up on a wooden platform on wheels, and slowly, slowly, the whole family went to the new location. Why is it so difficult? Each family had their own reasons: some could not find the old place of work, someone looking for a more fertile terrain for farming, someone moved inland away from the storm, and sometimes to such a move cause could be scandals, crime or rejection on the basis of the religious question.
A large family moved to a new location, along with their home.
Such movement of the houses on the continent in America became popular in the late XIX century. Then you can see not only the family running over from one side to another, but empty houses, often new, traveling to their new owners. For example, a wealthy resident of Philadelphia on the Dodge name decided one day that's the house on the other side of the Gulf would be best to look here on this here beautiful area - and the house first, "floated" on a raft on the water, and then the horse took him to desired location.
Horses pulling a huge two-storey house.
Sometimes, buying a new home and move it to a new place was really more profitable than to build a from scratch. So, while one-storey house can be bought for $ 45, and two floors - from 72 to $ 85 (today it would be about $ 2,500).
The most interesting is that the last time a similar way to transport the house recently - in 2016. This is an Amish community - religious society, whose members refuse to accept modern technology and convenience. Illinois Amish decided to move the two old houses, including the oldest house on his domain - the house was built in 1865.
In 2016, the two houses of Illinois Amish have been moved to a new location with the help of horses.
Each house weighed about 45 tons and apparently they were almost identical - wooden, two floors and attic. Move house decided to spend time with them conservative work and make them community museums Amish. Following his conviction, the Amish decided to move house in the old way - the house placed on a wooden platform, which dragged the horse. At least, they are very old house was moved in this manner, and the second was allowed to drive with the help of a truck.
in 2016, the movement of the house with the help of horses.
An engraving of 1877 depicting the movement of the three-story house with the help of horses.
1909, 24 horse-drawn carts carrying two-storey house in the winter.
1908, the movement of the house with the help of horses in San Francisco.