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The New York Times had an interesting article yesterday morning on moving houses.  This had me running through my (very limited) photo archives to turn up “moving pictures,” right here in Salem.  Of course the BIGGEST project was Gatke Hall, formerly the Salem Post Office and for years in the Guinness Book of records as the heaviest building ever moved (now on Willamette campus at State and 12th)

and in that class of BIG moving jobs, was this one where the First Presbyterian church was moved around on it’s lot, once the parsonage (on the right in the photo) was removed (and brought down to the CCRHD*)…

Then in 1988 when the Mission Street overpass was built, the adorable and historic Carmelita Barquist house was moved from the corner of 14th and Mission ALSO into the CCRHD*

David West moved the Carelton Smith house down to Cannon Street for an office

and finally about 2008 the house that had been a restaurant for years on Cottage Street (the Heritage Tree), moved down State Street to it’s new location…

and yes…I’m considering a follow-up post where I show you what all these buildings look like today…stay tuned…

*Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District