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NCSU Fraternity, City Compromise Over Historic Home

Posted November 5, 2003 8:10 a.m. EST

— The former home of a famous writer will not be written off.

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

The fraternity wanted to tear down the structure and rebuild.

Neighbors fought to save the property and the Raleigh City Council got involved.

Both sides reached a compromise. The fraternity will build a new house and agreed to preserve the historic home.