BUFORD, Ga. --After years in the making, crews began on Thursday to move the historical Chesser-Williams Home to a new location.

The house was built in the 1800's and has been a lasting part of the Buford community.

The owner, Jerald Williams, donated the house to become part of a county museum three years ago. It's taken this long to finally move it.

It traveled just six miles down the road to its new home at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. The house is one of the oldest homes in Gwinnett and it is decorated with folk art on the walls and ceilings.

Officials say the artwork was done by a German man who did the work in exchange for room and board.

It's one of the only remaining examples of this type of art in the state.

Read or Share this story: