Fowler House will stay open, after all
Leaders who bought this historic mansion in 2015 will resign from board, hand over reins to 1852 Foundation in dispute over property assessment
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FOWLER HOUSE WILL STAY OPEN, AS FORMER OWNERS STEP ASIDE IN DISPUTE OVER PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
After threats of closing by June 1, the Fowler House will stay open, as leaders changed at the 1852 Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the 19th century mansion at 10th and South streets in Lafayette, according to the current family in charge.
Matt Jonkman, who helped create the 1852 Foundation and bought the Fowler House in 2015, said Wednesday that he and his family will step down from the organization’s board of directors amid an ongoing disagreement with the county over the potential loss of a property tax exemption for historic property and its restaurant and events venue business.