Charles Stillman home transported to Brownsville Historic District
POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:01am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — If you were driving on the expressway and spotted a home, from the 1800's, being pulled by a trailer you weren't seeing things. The home is dated from the 1840's and was once owned by Charles Stillman, one of the founders of the City of Brownsville.
The home was located in San Patricio, northwest of Corpus Christi, and was transferred to Brownsville in the last five days. John Wilkinson, who helped in the moving of the home, commented on the move saying, "On the way down we got to take the highway for a while and we were up to about 45 miles an hour. Here in some of these back roads and some of these side roads there have been so many low clearance power lines that we are having to stop every 150 to 200 feet to pick them up and shut them down, but have a great bucket crew, the City of Brownsville has been with us, we have another bucket truck that we brought down here with us, Ashley, and everybody is doing well."
The home will be placed next in to the Brownsville Historic District located in downtown Brownsville.