Article Photos: Feeling strong? Princeton is giving away 7 houses 1/2

Empty houses with a special marking are seen along Alexander road Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Princeton, N.J. Princeton is giving away seven houses it needs to clear away in order to start a new development project. For free. But only if you can haul it out of Princeton. The homes boast details including Victorian scroll moulding and fireplaces. The catch is that most are in bad shape, with insulation peeking out from the foundation and broken shutters or railings. Moving a house can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Kendal Siegrist of Wolfe Housing and Building Movers in Bernville, Penn., said the houses can’t be carted away whole because there are too many utility lines, and it can cost $10,000 to move one line. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)