Midway Plantation in Knightdale was built on a 1739 land grant from Lord Granville. The property has remained in the Silver family for seven generations. The plantation house sits on what was the old Tarborough Road, which has become a major highway in 2005. Highway I-540 is encroaching nearby. The family decided that the only way to save their 4,000-square-foot home was to move it. In 2005, the house will be relocated two and a half miles north of its present location. Godfrey Cheshire, a cousin of owner Charlie Silver, is making a documentary film of the move. Cheshire, who founded SPECTATOR MAGAZINE in 1978, moved to New York from Raleigh in 1991 to work as a film critic.