Byrd received a call from a neighbor on June 8 telling him that his childhood home in Carrollton, Ga., had been demolished. When Byrd arrived on the scene with a Carroll County Sheriff's deputy, he found the home, which he still owns, in ruins, the Times-Georgian reported.
“My dad built this house with his own hands in 1950,” Byrd said.
The company hired to inspect the house was apparently given only GPS coordinates for the home, not a street address. Byrd said he heard that a house across the road was the intended target for the demolition.
Though no one was living in the house when it was taken down, Byrd told the Georgian that it was full of family heirlooms, including his mother's china and the family Bible.
"This was more than just a house," Byrd told the Georgian. "This was a whole history."
Read the full story from the Times-Georgian.