PLANO, Texas -- It's not every day that a house turns up in the middle of a highway, but that was the scene Wednesday morning in Plano, Texas.
A home constructed in 1861 and touted by historians as the first house in the now-sprawling North Texas city was being carefully trucked to a new location.
As crews moved the house to a farm a quarter mile away, they made a brief rest stop along the way.
The family that owns the farm bought the house to save it from being dismantled by the city.
KTVT-TV reports the Collinwood House was moved to the Haggard Farm. The two-story house previously was home to several Haggard family members.
Plano voters in May 2017 rejected a $3.5 million bond issue with some funds meant to restore the Collinwood House..
Plano officials then offered $250,000 to anyone who'd relocate Collinwood House and consider restoration and preservation.
Haggard Enterprises this year acquired the house from Plano, with a current population topping 286,000, to move the structure to the family property.
Plano is 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) north of Dallas.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
House makes rest stop in middle of highway in Texas
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