The City Of San Francisco Used The Strangest Method To Build Neighborhoods.

San Francisco dealt with huge issues during the 1970s. Poverty, urban development, and outdated zoning were but a small fraction of problems facing a city bursting at the seams. To ease the problem in November 1974, Dave Glass oversaw the monumental task of moving twelve Victorian houses one mile down the road. This was done to allow for the building of high rise apartments better fit for the residents of the neighborhood.

The resulting pictures show the crazy efforts those San Fran-ites took to preserve part of their history.

(via Messy Nessy Chic)

This brings a whole new meaning to “moving day.”

If you want to read more about the history of San Francisco and how it changed from a sleepy city to the bustling center of the west coast, please dive into this incredible article. You’ll be floored at what they did to become the modern mecca we see today.

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