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Historical board clarifies question on Zion Church window project

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Historical Architectural Review Board clarified a condition on window replacements for the Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg on Thursday.

Earlier this month, HARB approved a project request by the church to remove and replace all wood-frame windows on the exterior of its 308 Union St. parsonage.

Shawn Restly, property board director for the church, said at the Sept. 3 meeting that the windows were in need of replacement because of problems with insulation and age.

Restly said he was looking for clarity on which material would be acceptable for in-between the windows: whether the historical board wanted “a preserved wood window trim in the front elevation of the house” as stated in the letter he received, or composite material, which was discussed as an option during the meeting.

HARB approved the use of composite, its main concern being that the applicant not use coil stock to cover the spaces between the windows, which was the original suggestion for the project.

The church plans to install the windows in November.

In other business, Borough Code Official Gerald Harbison told HARB that he had been working with the property owner of 210 Allegheny St., which has a failing front wall. He said after the borough engineer issues a report on the property, the owner should be in contact with them.

Mirror Staff Writer Dom Cuzzolina is at 946-7428.

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