PLANO, Texas (WPVI) -- 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.)
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