The Heard-Craig House
This is a beautifully restored 7,000 sqft historic home which was built in 1900. At the time it was the centre for social, business, art and literary activities. The home was built by Stephen D. Heard and his wife Lillie and the moved in with their 18 year old son Fred and 16 year old daughter Katie. Stephen Heard was co-owner of JS & SD Heard Mercantile which was in downtown McKinney. It provided groceries, farm implements, saddles and other basic necessities for more than 30 years. Stephen along with his brother John also owned cotton and flour mills, real estate and insurance businesses. The home was bequeathed by Kathryn Heard Craig in 1970 to the community.
Collin County Central Museum
The old 1911 Post Office has now been turned into a Museum which houses a variety of historical artefacts. There are exhibits of pioneer life and the early history of Collin County. There is also a civil war triptych which was painted by WPA artist Frank Klepper. The Museum is open to the public Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat from 11 – 4.00pm.
Chestnut Square is a collection of seven houses and other structures dating back to the 1850s. The buildings are the Taylor House, Dulaney Cottage, Johnson House, the Chapel, Dixie's Store, the Faires House and Schoolroom - (I'll try to put pictures of them each in a travelogues sometime.) The buildings are furnished as they would have been in the 1800's and early 1900's. Tours begin at the visitors center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11a.m.
This beautiful Victorian home was built in 1887. It is trimmed with gingerbread and bevelled glass.
The Throckmorton House
This home was built by Dr Ben Throckmorton in 1908. The house features painted murals by Peter Plotkin which cover the ceilings and walls.
First Home in McKinney
This house was the first home built in this part of McKinney. It was built in 1880 and designed by a New York architect Putnam Russell for Morris Aron, a McKinney merchant.
Smith Drug Co
Smith Brothers & Co. are McKinney’s oldest druggists. The store is on downtown square opposite the courthouse.
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3220 Craig Drive, McKinney, Texas, 75070, United States
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