The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1945 Pre-Fab House Assembled In 48 Hours

Back in December, Gizmodo posted this item about a 70-year-old prefabricated house, designed by French architect Jean Prouvé, that was deconstructed, shipped across the Atlantic, and then reassembled in Miami.  The assembly took less than 48 hours.  Prouvé proposed this 1945 design as one answer to Europe's housing crisis after World War II. 

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