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House Divided, Moved,
Then Put Back Together
Moving a house
or a building in one piece is still regarded as no small job
in the moving men's world, but when a house is so large that
it has to be moved in five sections and is put back together
again -- that really is something.
- July 24, 1938, The
Dallas Morning News, Sec. II, p. 4, col. 2-4.
The Masonite House, inspected by thousands
during the Texas Centennial and the Pan-American Exposition,
was moved from Fair Park to Gaston and Auburn, several miles
away, where it is being put back together again for Ben Frankfurt,
1901 Park Row, the new owner.
"So far as I know, it's the first
time that a Masonite house has ever been moved," Charles
Hansen, superintendent of the job, said. "We moved it in
sections at night with trucks furnishing pulling power. Most
of our anxious moments were when we were going down some of the
The various parts of the house have been
bolted together and it will be impossible to tell that the rooms
have been separated, Mr. Hansen said.
News Staff Photo.
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