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Pure Oil Station Saved
Geneva

 

On March 26, 2012, the Geneva City Council upheld the Historic Preservation Commission's February decision to deny a demolition permit for the blue-roofed former gas station (1937), which was proposed for demolition to accommodate a new drive-through bank facility. A group of citizens, led by Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley, organized a public campaign objecting to the demolition. Over 2,000 petition signatures were gathered. Landmarks Illinois voiced support for the building’s protection and provided visual examples of successful reuses of historic gas stations in the U.S. and Illinois. We noted that unlike a bank, these examples (retail, café, restaurant) were sales tax-producing uses that would enhance the downtown. The building is located along the Lincoln Highway within the boundary of the Geneva Historic District designated by the City of Geneva in 1987.

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LI’s Letter to the Mayor and City Council.pdf

Daily Herald, March 27, 2012

Geneva Patch, February 24, 2012

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

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