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Here Comes the Neighborhood

A number of 19th century homes from Raleigh's oldest neighborhood are being moved to a new location. At the bottom you can see the "footprint" of this home's new address.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

A number of 19th century homes from Raleigh's oldest neighborhood are being moved to a new location. At the bottom you can see the "footprint" of this home's new address.

comments (8)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2008, 03:01
This is awesome, Larry. Absolutely surreal.
What is the reason for moving them to another place? I know that's not the cheapest endeavor.
Larry Bliss: These houses were owned by the state for use as offices. As you can imagine, the upkeep is expensive on these old places, so the state moved out the offices and sold them to a private developer, who is bringing them all together into one area. (They are currently spread over several blocks.) The developer will sell them to private owners and let them worry about the upkeep. I keep wondering what a time traveller would do when he or she found the house still intact but two blocks over. smile
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 22 Sep 2008, 05:23
This is so lovely Larry....I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!
Larry Bliss: How would you like to drive it around? smile
Hahahaha!!! I think this is wonderful Larry. Love the caption too
Larry Bliss: Thanks, Chris. Any passing extra-terrestrials must think we are odd indeed!
What a wonderful light you get in the picture, really really well captured, it reinforces the feeling for this beautiful and charming house!
Hope the move goes well!
Larry Bliss: Thanks, Sussi. I thought the sepia tone went well with the subject. It is a fine old house, built to last by real crafts-people.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 22 Sep 2008, 19:51
Incredible picture! Only in the USA that we can see what kind of scene!
Good shot, Larry.
Larry Bliss: Only in the USA are we crazy enough to move entire houses. But we're good at it and I am sure all will go well.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 24 Sep 2008, 01:39
Wonderful shot. Here is a picture that tells an amazing story.
Larry Bliss: Thank you, Beth. It amazes me how well made these old places are, that they don't fall apart when lifted.
Fantastic shot Larry,this gives a whole new meaning to moving house !!!
Larry Bliss: Thanks for looking in, Jimmy. It's quite an elaborate operation; for instance, streets have to be blocked and power lines removed while the move is in progress.
Very nice picture.I like your veteran photoblog. Courage to continue.
Larry Bliss: Thank you so much for visiting one of my "back pages"! And for the good wishes.

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