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Plano: Collinwood House

itsjrd1964
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Plano: Collinwood House

Postby itsjrd1964 » 20 Sep 2018 05:12

After a long saga of whether Plano's oldest home would be turned to a pile of debris, finally, a happy ending/new beginning, as the home, not far from Windhaven/Spring Creek, has been moved. Conveniently enough, the Collinwood House is now on part of what's left of Haggard Farm, the one you see if you pass by the Tollway/Windhaven. As it turns out, not only is it a happy ending/new beginning, it's also a full-circle moment, as Clinton Haggard and his family (predecessors of current local Haggard family members) lived in the home starting in the 1860s. Collinwood House was sold by other Haggard family members many years later. When the City reopened bidding on the home, the family business partnership run by the current Haggard family was the sole bidder. Collinwood House will be restored. Meanwhile, the impetus for the move of the home, development of a city park, has already begun where Collinwood House stood. The park will be called Windhaven Meadows Park.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/plano/2 ... ggard-farm

Amazing to see, in a sea of shiny-and-new, that Plano actually wants to preserve at least some of the icons of their history and origins.

itsjrd1964
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Re: Plano: Collinwood House

Postby itsjrd1964 » 20 Sep 2018 05:47

Here's the angle from the Plano Star-Courier:
http://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/ ... ec94c.html

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Re: Plano: Collinwood House

Postby The_Overdog » 26 Apr 2019 13:36

There's another historic Plano home on the chopping block. Called the Wetsel house,this one was was moved from city property in the 1980s to make room for the far back corner of a city parking lot- but after moving to it's new location on 16th Street was never really repaired and never put into service as a home, so now the current owners want to demolish it as it has degraded and the estimate to return it to a home worthy of it's historical designation is greater than $300k. They've tried to give it to various house movers and historical sites -no one is able to bear the costs to move and repair it.

In my opinion, the city should bear the costs of repair as punishment for destroying both a historical house and their road grid for no real reason.


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