History of Vines
Vines rests on the former farmland of William Asa Vines (1853-1929). His home was just west of the present building. Born in Alabama and orphaned as a boy, Vines worked for two years in order to earn his passages to Texas on a wagon train. He then hired himself out as a farmhand for more than 13 years before saving enough money to buy his own land. Later on, he was a director of Plano National Bank.
Vines High opened in 1976 at a cost of $3.3 million.