114-Year-Old Farmhouse Being Relocated to Grapevine

The relocation project is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday

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A 114-year old farmhouse built on a hill overlooking what is now Grapevine Lake is being moved Thursday to its new home.

The City of Grapevine is moving the historic Roberson Farmhouse from Flower Mound to Grapevine's historic district, where it will be restored.

The relocation is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

By 11:30 a.m., the two split sections of the farmhouse building had made it across Fairway Drive and Grapevine Lake and along Northwest Highway, slowly inching toward the central part of the city.

Below is a schedule of events and where road closures are expected Thursday:

  • Crews will travel south on Long Prairie Road to Fairway Drive – 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • South on Fairway Drive to Northwest Highway – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • West on Northwest Highway to Dooley Street – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • South on Dooley Street to its new location at 608 South Dooley Street – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

City staff will reopen completed portions of the route as soon as it is safe to do so, a news release said.

The Dallas Morning News reported in December the farmhouse is being relocated to make room for construction of the 40-acre Lakeside Village, which will feature shops, restaurants, offices and residences. It’s the last phase of the 165-acre Lakeside DFW development on Long Prairie Road on the northeast shore of Grapevine Lake.

Constructed in 1905, the two-story house was built by settler R.J. Roberson and his wife Manie, who came to the area in 1890. The area was part of Grapevine until it was annexed into Flower Mound in the late 1980s.

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