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More interest shown in ‘free’ house
by Tim Delaney
Jun 02, 2014 | 196 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Shelton House at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market Road 774 will be given away for free is someone can come up with the means to move it. Otherwise, the early 20th century house will be torn down to make way for a Snappy Foods convenience store.
Tim Delaney photo The Shelton House at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market Road 774 will be given away for free is someone can come up with the means to move it. Otherwise, the early 20th century house will be torn down to make way for a Snappy Foods convenience store.
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REFUGIO – Snappy Foods Inc. President Moe Motaghi said now three parties are interested in acquiring the Shelton House at 809 S. Alamo St.

Snappy Foods Inc. owns the old house, and about a month ago the company offered it free to someone who would incur the expense of moving it from the corner it sits on at U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market Road 774.

Snappy Foods Inc. intends to place one of its stores on the corner after the house is moved.

If no none took the offer, the house was to be torn down to make way for the Snappy Foods convenience store.

Originally, Motaghi said someone north of Bayside was interested in taking the house.

But now, he said parties in Austwell and Portland have expressed interest as well.

Who gets the house depends on how fast one of the three parties can move it, he said.

Originally, the 5,000-square-foot Shelton house was a bungalow, built in 1912. The second floor was added in 1928.

The builder of the bungalow is not known.

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