Monday, February 23, 2009

More from Orange

Today we have more of Katie Schroeder's coverage of Orange's social event of the season. Half the town awaked in the wee-small hours to watch Immanuel Lutheran's historic parsonage move through the streets of Downtown Orange. Katie writes, "Here are some photos I took during the 1901 Queen Anne Victorian's move through town from 5am until 3pm... The shot [above] is one I was hoping to get -- Between Swift & Swift and the bank. I'm so glad I got up early to see all this.
"At the intersection of North Glassell and Maple Ave..." [Note the old theater on the right.]
"You can see all the phone, cable, and electrical lines that were shut down and moved to allow the house clearance down the street."
And here, finally, is the house at its destination, on Cleveland St. During the move, the roof and one of the windows sustained damage. The house still needs to be placed atop its new basement. That will be followed, of course, by many, many months (or years) of hard work. Bet it'll be amazing when it's finished.
Speaking of historic Orange, Phil Brigandi will discuss and sign his new book, Images of America: Orange, at the Orange Public Library, 407 E. Chapman Ave., March 2, at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase.

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