When people buy houses, they like to know exactly what they’re getting themselves into. Realtors are tasked with informing buyers about any potential risks involved, since these agents have more knowledge of the homes than their clients do. But sometimes, even the realtors have no idea what’s going on.
When Curtis Grant bought some land in Texas, he had big plans. He wanted to do some work on the property, and his ultimate goal was to create a housing development. But his plans were foiled when he made a crazy discovery.
Grant’s plan was to buy a plot of land, bulldoze the existing home, and build a housing development.
But he and his crew found something strange when they broke ground.
The house he bought was actually a log cabin that was built in the 1800s.
As it turns out, the building was as old as Texas itself!
Over the years, developers thought it would be great to add a more modern facade to the building. They just didn’t know that they were covering up a piece of history in the process.
Grant could still legally bulldoze everything and build his development, but instead, he’s decided to restore the building with the help of a local historical society.
(via Little Things)
It’s great that Grant wants to restore this home. It looks like the whole town is behind his decision, too. When it comes down to it, preserving local history is far more important than making money.