Our property dates back to the Republic of Texas, where 3,129 acres were granted as a “land Patent” to William Davis as recognition for his participation in the battle for Texas’ independence in 1841. Brothers James and William Rhea, local mill owners, purchased part of this land (Block 49) in 1894 and subdivided it into four lots, known as the ‘W.A. Rhea Addition’. Our property at 516 W. Hunt St occupies Lot 3 of this subdivision.
In 1909, Ticknor was relocated and sold the home to George Wilson for $3,000. Wilson was a stockman, farmer and gin operator, a member of one of Collin County’s most influential pioneer families.
When Complete we'll open the Barn Doors
When the renovation and restoration work is complete, we'll have an official Barn Opening celebration for friends, family and neighbors to come see what we've done. Hopefully sometime in the Fall 2020.
The Barn will be open for annual Art events like MAST. We'll also have Barn Openings throughout the year to share the barn and its historic roots, my work-in-progress, gallery of finished pieces, the cool tools I get to use, and simply to feel the uniquely vibrant setting.