Summit Ave. church pressured to replace modest fence with fancy one

When two former members of St. Paul's Heritage Preservation Commission complained that the House of Hope Presbyterian Church's garden fence didn't quite meet neighborhood standards, it ignited a yearlong debate over how best to preserve the quality of the historic district. The church, which oversees the garden to benefit a local food shelf, eventually spent $10,000 to replace the fence with one slightly more decorative.
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When two former members of St. Paul's Heritage Preservation Commission complained that the House of Hope Presbyterian Church's garden fence didn't quite meet neighborhood standards, it ignited a yearlong debate over how best to preserve the quality of the historic district. The church, which oversees the garden to benefit a local food shelf, eventually spent $10,000 to replace the fence with one slightly more decorative.

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