Former Quakertown House moving to Denton County Historical Park on Thursday Feb. 15
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Feb 15, 2018
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Denton -- Denton County House Movers will move a former Quakertown house, known as the Woods House, on the morning of Thursday February 15, 2018. The Woods House will be placed on its new foundation at the Denton County Historical Park, located at 317 W Mulberry Street in Denton. The Denton County Office of History & Culture has invited relatives of the W.E. Woods family to join in celebrating the move.

The Woods House, currently located at 1015 Hill Street, is the last remaining Quakertown house in Southeast Denton. In Quakertown, the house originally stood a block and a half away from the College of Industrial Arts (Texas Woman’s University) and across the street from the original Fred Douglas School. William Evelyn Woods owned the house, which he purchased for six hundred dollars, and rented out to residents while he remained on his farm located near Pilot Knob in Argyle.

In 1921, William Evelyn and his wife Alberta decided to move from the farm in Argyle to the house in Denton; however, during that same year the City of Denton began forcing residents of Quakertown to relocate to make way for a public park. With this decision, the Woods family sold their property in Quakertown and bought 8.8 acres on Solomon Hill. W.E. Woods raised his family on the property and cultivated the small acreage. After his death, his children divided the property and kept the historic home.

In 2015, Habitat for Humanity of Denton County purchased the property and approached the Denton County Office of History & Culture about saving the historic home with the possibility of moving the structure to the Denton County Historical Park. The County accepted the donation and the Woods House will face one final move as it finds its new permanent home at the Denton County Historical Park on February 15, 2018.