Historic Farmhouse Moved in Herndon

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    NBCWashington.com

    A historic farmhouse in Herndon, Va., was on the move Wednesday to make room for new construction.

    Chopper4 shot video of crews as they prepared to move the house at 820 Monroe Street to its new location on the property a few hundred feet away. A large hole marked the new spot.

    The developer, Doll Homes of Fairfax, Va., said it bought the structure in 2006 and plans to build a new community around it.

    A company spokesperson said the farmhouse pre-dates the Civil War and was originally built as a summer house for a D.C.  resident. It was sold in 1861 to the Yount family, who owned it until 1969.  The Younts were one of the first farming families in Herndon, according to the developer. The Payne family then took ownership of it until the developer acquired it.