In the old days, because building a new home from the ground up was quite costly, it was more common for people to move an already established home to a new location.
In this image, David Menzies, Fred Gierer, and Tom Reynolds are seen moving a house near Fairmont in the early 1900s requiring twenty-eight horses and multiple wagons.
"Gurba, Norma H. Lancaster. Arcadia, 2005.
Photo courtesy of MOAH Collections"