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Plano: Collinwood House

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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.

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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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