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Historic home at 401 N Elm Street began its journey to the country on Tuesday to the Sipe Springs community, Comanche County, Texas from its original location in Comanche where it was built by the late W. C. (Clyde) and Virginia House in the late 1920s. Family members and old timers in Comanche will remember Clyde as the successful businessman who owned several Sinclair gas stations in town. Clyde and Virginia raised their two children, W. C. (Bill) House, Jr. and Marjorie House Cox in this home. The Houses’ grandchildren, Kenneth Cox, Janet Cox Garner, Monty Cox and Marilyn Cox Biggs have many memories in their grandparents’ home, including holiday meals, piano lessons, and tutoring with Mrs. House, fondly called Nanny. Other memories include their Granddaddy sitting outside in his chair with his signature bow tie on, which was part of his every day attire. After the death of Nanny in 2004, the home was sold to Robert and Dawn Cobb. The Cobbs are moving the house to their property in the Sipe Springs community to be restored. Interestingly, at one time, the Houses owned the entire city block around their home on Elm Street which included a tennis court just north of the house. Movers hired by the Cobbs for this painstaking, tedious job were Josh King and crew.

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