This column with video was first presented in May of 2004. The house was home to Alabama Senator Jeremiah Clemens, who was cousin to non other than Samuel Clemens, the infamous Mark Twain. As noted in the article, it is time lapsed and includes a few slapstick audio enhancements. Presented here in 3GP, this one is really fun for your phone. “Don’t worry be Happy!”
The historic Clemens House was moved this weekend from its original location on Church and Clinton Street to a new berth on Dallas Street.
The 165 year old, 600 ton structure that once served as a home to Alabama Senator Jeremiah Clemens (and indigent winos at one point according to some reports), was moved to make way for a new Huntsville Utilities parking lot. The entire move, although only about a mile, took three days.
The extremely long time required to move the house was mostly spent on the tricky nature of turning corners. Once the workermen got around a turn and headed down a straight away the house actually moved fairly quickly.
The video here was made using time lapse compression of about 25:1. I shot the video from the Washington Street overpass as the building passed by in front on Monroe Street. Even though the house took three days to move, this video section was originally only about 17 minutes long. After it was compressed the actual house moving video is about 40 seconds long.
Viewing the video, you will notice that I made some audio enhancements for fun.
© 2012 – Jim Casey
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