Great news, everyone! As of Monday evening, the Flower Mound Town Council voted to buy the 3 lots off of Quail Run in Flower Mound where the historic log cabin is located. Considering I’ve been working hard to raise awareness for this project, I’m so glad to hear that now everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy the history this landmark will bring to our town.
The Town decided to purchase the land after discussions about whether to just move the cabin over to Heritage Park. But they ultimately decided that the integrity of the cabin would be compromised and would no longer be authentic.
So, where do we go from here? The Town will first have to sign the contract to purchase the land and then will go to the Parks & Recreation Department for a plan to restore the cabin and create the rest of the park space.
And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the background. The cabin was discovered by a Flower Mound resident and developer, Curtis Grant, back in February while he was tearing down the existing home at the site to build his 12-home development. Grant immediately contacted local historical societies and discovered that the cabin was most likely constructed by William Gibson of the Peters Colony group that settled much of the Flower Mound area back in the mid-1800s.
For more on the story, click here to read an article the Cross Timbers Gazette recently published.