The longest standing historical home in North Texas is on the market in McKinney. The Antebellum home, located in downtown McKinney, features a brand new kitchen, windows and plantation shutters.
According to the listing, the home is the oldest standing historical home in North Texas as well the location of the original Muse School of 1858.
James Muse, who was a Missouri hemp grower moved to Texas and purchased 320 acres of land in the 1800s. He built and then lived in the Muse house from 1858-1859.
According to Texas Historical Sites Atlas, in a wing that was later moved from the house, Muse Academy operated. There were many well known families in North Texas who attended the school over the years.
The school closed in 1871. In 1978, the Texas Historical Commission erected the school a historical landmark.