Car Hits Oldest Standing Home In McKinney
A historical home in McKinney has sustained significant damage after a vehicle hit the house. Community Impact reports.
The John Faires House is the oldest standing home in McKinney, located in Heritage Village in Collin County. According to the report, a driver suffered a medical emergency and crashed into the home. He was unharmed in the crash.
Fortunately, much of the historical value of the home was preserved. The car hit the chimney which was built in the 1980s. It was installed when the home was moved from its original site. However, the impact did push the fireplace further into the kitchen and caused some separation of the walls and floors.
The home is a tourist destination and a place to show Dutch oven cooking. Right now, the attraction is closed due to the pandemic. There is hope that the repairs can be completed before stay-at-home orders are lifted, but the cost for repairing the structure will be significant.
The caretakers are asking for donations to help pay for repairs and for lost revenue from event cancellations. You can find more information at the link above on how you can contribute.
The report does not say what medical emergency caused the crash, nor if the driver will be charged with a crime.