September 11, 2010
Moving a Brick Two-Flat in Chicago, 1953
Okay, I admit this isn't Uptown, exactly, but the picture is so awesome I had to share. I live in a brick two-flat of similar vintage, and can't imagine trying to actually move it. Seriously.
Caption reads: The TV Set kept right on playing. Housekeeping went on as usual when their two-story brick apartment building was rolled down the street to a new location. A temporary oil stove was rigged up and an electric line tied into a neighbor's line box kept appliances going, TV Set included. House had to be moved to make way for a superhighway clover-leaf.
Available here: Moving a House