Yes, But Is It Art? Landmark Would Prefer Painting Go on Fridge, Maybe, But Not Gate.
The house is owned by James Parsons, who's fine with Lovelace's art gate. But Landmark's task force is not. Neither is city staff. Both have denied the application for a certificate of appropriateness without prejudice. Says the task force: "The painting on the gate is not historically appropriate."
Schutze used to live two streets over, on Victor. He doesn't understand the task force's denial. Says Jim: "I used to live two doors down from a guy who had an up-ended bathtub that served as the grotto for a Virgin Mary. And we respected it."