On Friday, the group North Carolina Modernist Houses held a news conference at the home to denounce "this miscarriage of justice and fairness," and to discuss a fund to help fight it.
Hildreth, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, says the Raleigh historic commission has been a leader "in making sure that decisions are made in a justifiable and defensible way." But he says it's too early to tell whether the Cherry house will survive this process.
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