Historic Home Moved for Tollway Extension

Big piece of Rowlett history moved to clear the way for the Bush Turnpike.

In Rowlett, construction workers moved a piece of the city's history Monday.

Crews moved the Coyle house, believed to be one of the city's first homes built in the community back in 1919.

The home was built by J.E. Coyle, the first city council member in Rowlett.

The Coyle family hopes the home will serve as a museum showcasing Rowlett's history.

The North Texas Tollway Authority spent nearly $780,000 to relocate the home to clear the way for construction of the George Bush Turnpike's eastern extension.

The cost of the move is covered under an agreement with the NTTA because the homestead is directly in the Rights of Way of turnpike construction.

Crews moved the Coyle house to its new location adjacent to the Community Centre, 5300 Main Street.

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