Plano’s pioneer gem: the Collinwood House

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Plano’s title for “oldest building” belongs to the Collinwood House, a log cabin built around 1861 by J.K. and C.M. Fox. It stood tall amidst the early days of Plano’s settlement. Over time, it transformed into a planked house, reflecting the area’s growth. The house later became home to the Haggard family for generations, offering a glimpse into 19th-century life on the Texas frontier.

Today, the Collinwood House, relocated to a park, stands as a testament to Plano’s enduring spirit. Visitors can explore the well-preserved rooms and learn about the lives of the families who called it home.

– Erin McIntyre with AI assist*

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