Wells Sherman House Gets Foundation Permit

Court hearing scheduled on permanent injunction request

Efforts to relocate the historic Kent Wells Sherman House may be nearing an end.

The Kent Community Development Department recently issued a foundation permit that would allow the non-profit working to move the house, Kent Wells Sherman House, Inc., to build a foundation for the house on the lot owned by the group at 247 N. Water St.

And Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow recently set a hearing date in the court battle over the relocation for March 1 on the permanent injunction request made by the Save the Standing Rock Garden, a group of residents who oppose moving the house to the greenspace on North Water Street.

The foundation permit issued Feb. 12 only addresses the foundation. Other building code requirements of the relocation, such as electrical and utility connections, have yet to be signed off on by city building officials.


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silly sally February 25, 2013 at 09:46 PM
as do i.
G Myers February 26, 2013 at 07:53 AM
me too Resident of Kent! I bet Sue Nelson could find you one if anyone could!
Tina Puckett February 27, 2013 at 03:29 AM
I do hope Patch will consider a more appropriate photo of KWSH's rendering in the future and crops out the portions, such as foliage that has been added via PhotoShop on the building that SRCA and Vinyl Underground rent from Dick Rhoads. The misrepresentation of the building is not only laughable and offensive for the residents but can also be viewed as irresponsible reporting on Patch's part.
David Badagnani March 03, 2013 at 04:41 AM
This photo attached to this article doesn't make sense, as the appearance of the properties surrounding the antique house that is proposed to be moved to the green space do not accord with reality. Why is Patch promoting it?
Sue JEffers March 12, 2013 at 07:14 PM
what happened to portage street and the rest of the physical reality in that spot?


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