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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Streetscape project brings new fence to Historic Westside's Heritage House

Before-after photo showing the Heritage House's old wood fence at left, new vinyl fence at right

The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum's Heritage House is the latest local landmark to benefit from a new Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) streetscape project as its aging wooden fence was recently replaced with a brand new vinyl one.

"This along with the new parking lot on Jefferson Street represent the beginnings of our Duss Street streetscape project," said Economic Development & CRA Director Christopher Edwards.

On Feb. 9 earlier this year, city commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the $80,000 bundle of aesthetic and infrastructure improvements including:

  • Sidewalk that extends from Jefferson Street to Washington Street
  • Curb, gutter, and driveway apron in front of Bethel Academy
  • New streetlight fixture facing Duss Street from an existing utility pole
  • Seven parallel parking spaces
  • White vinyl fences for Bethel Academy and Black History Museum Heritage House

Would you like to know more? Watch video of the Jefferson Street parking lot ribbon cutting here, visit https://www.blackheritage.org/ to learn about the Black Heritage Museum, and contact Christopher Edwards at cedwards@cityofnsb.com or (386) 279-2497.

Before-after photo showing the Heritage House's old wood fence at left, new vinyl fence at right


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