View of a house moving operation in Denver, Colorado; shows a frame house and men working. Children watch; an automobile is in the background, and the truck has lettering: "Kennicott Patterson Transfer Hauling Placing of Machinery Boilers Safes Frame Houses Moved."
1927 April 1
Condition: inked ornament over developer flaw.; Title from newspaper clipping attached to back of photoprint, with: "What is said to be a Denver house moving record is being established by the Ken Patterson Warehouse corporation. O. B. Moritzsky had a five room frame bungalow [at] Twentieth and Curtis streets, but he wanted to live at East Sixth avenue and Tamarac out in Montclair, approximately seven miles distant. So he had the Kennicott Patterson Company put rollers under it, hitch on a big motor truck, and start moving it. Friday, the [house] was on its way to its new site. 'Cheaper to move the house than to build a new one,' [was] Moritzsky's explanation of why he attempted what is said to be the the longest house move [in] Denver's history."; R7100224118
1 photoprint ; 14 x 16 cm. (5 1/2 x 6 in.)
Denver (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Children--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.; Moving of structures--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.; Trailers--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.; Trucks--Colorado--Denver--1920-1930.
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