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December 26, 1928
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Opposing the erection of a Jewish institutional building in their vicinity, many property owners appealed to the City Council for rejection of an amending ordinance designed to change the zoning law.

The Council reserved its decision, assuring both sides that the proposition will be given earnest consideration.

It developed that J. H. Frank and Mrs. J. H. Frank have agreed to donate the property, now the Frank residence, to the Jewish Home for the Aged. Three petitions, signed by 100 residents of the community, setting forth objections to development of the property as a home or other institution were presented.

The objectors stressed that they were not opposing the home because of its denomination, but believed that any institutional building would be detrimental to surrounding property. They said the community is entirely residential.

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