Aren’t You Glad Moving Isn’t This Hard Anymore?

(Note:  This post originally appeared in April 2010 in my previous Blogger blog.)

Recently, I ordered and received a batch of old pictures from the Missouri Historical Society.  All were taken by Mr. George A. Warren, a photographer for the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1907-1918.  The Society notes that these photos were created from original glass plate negatives loaned to them by Mr. Warren’s descendants.  Bless their hearts!  Truly, how forward-thinking and unselfish of them to share these images. 

The caption on the copy of this photograph is: “Moving the Warren Family House. Grandma Warren and Children sitting on porch.” See the ladder? Can you even imagine doing all this work? I give Grandma a great big hand for climbing up there! Moving the whole house saved all the packing, I guess!  This home is (was?)  in the Old Jamestown area, Down By The River (thank you, Neil Young).

This one is, of course, the first I’m sharing.  Mr. Warren took a number of photographs along the Missouri River here in the Old Jamestown Area.  I wish some were marked with more specificity, but they are great fun if you like old things. 

Oh, by the way, here is Grandma Warren’s house after it was moved.  The thing that strikes me about this picture is how the Coca-Cola logo is so unchanged . . . after 100 years, more or less.  Can you see the sign on the porch, or no?   Anyhow, this picture’s caption is:  “Grandma Warren’s House (George A. Warren Residence) after move/Shows Grandma’s Store and Lucky Boy’s (dogs) pen on right.”

Happy Real Estating!


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