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Frat Members, Residents At Odds Over Historic Raleigh Property

Posted October 31, 2003 2:06 a.m. EST

— The former home of a famous writer and gardener is at the center of a controversy.

The FarmHouse, a fraternity at North Carolina State University, owns the old Elizabeth Lawrence home on Park Avenue.

Fraternity members want to tear it down and build a new frat house, but others who live in the neighborhood want to preserve the property.

On Friday, some City Council members gave the fraternity a few days to find a solution that would both save the historic home and allow them to build a new house.