This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Last fall we built a grapery for John Cheney, Esq., of South Manchester, Conn. It is situated in a valley, exposed to all the winds sweeping down it The house is 20 by 70, with a continuous roof; and there is little timber in it, and that very light, the heaviest piece above the foundation being 2 by 6; but it is put together in a peculiar manner. This spring a fierce tornado came roaring down the valley, uprooting trees, prostrating dwellings and performing other unseemly and fantastic feats; having no respect for graperies, it swept down upon this one in full force, moving it bodily one foot from its foundation; in the words of Mr. Cheney, " it all went together, without breaking a pane of glass! "It has since, with the aid of powerful jack screws, been moved back to its place without breaking a glass. Thus this large glass structure has been moved two feet without a breakage. A close examination has not revealed to us the least damage to or weakening of the timbers. Can a parallel case be found?