Moving the Houses
If I recall correctly, this was the first house moved across the NC/SC state boundary. Like Mrs. Bishop stated in the article about her moving day, my mother cooked breakfast as usual. It was always a must in my family to have a big breakfast to start the day. She cooked for the two men from the Widenhouse Moving Company who were knocking the foundation from the house. They stayed in the house with us during the prep work for moving, and their meals were provided as well. I don’t know the story behind that, but I don’t believe there were hotels at that time around Cliffside.
After we had breakfast, the electricity and water were turned off, and the house moved to its current location with my mother, my sister, and I following behind the moving house in a 1956 Mercury. A bowl with sausage drippings in it was left on the stove, and like the water in Mrs. Bishop’s house, it did not move either. Electricity was hooked back up in SC, and we spent the night in a new state having just walked out of the house on the morning of May 26, 1958.”
—Greta Harmon Loeber
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Moving a Duke Village house – November 1955.