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Red River International House up today
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
City Council will weigh in today on a proposal to initiate historic zoning for the red and white house at 3805 Red River St., also called the International House, against the owner’s wishes. The owner, who purchased the house with several other neighbors in the 1960s to stave off commercial zoning, has applied for a demolition permit. That application caused alarm in the preservation community and to those who have an attachment to the house. Both groups have rallied to save the building and are supporting the historic zoning, which was initiated by the Historic Landmark Commission. Because the owner opposes the zoning and submitted a valid petition to that effect, Council will have to approve the zoning with six or more votes.
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