The owner of the Pure Oil gas station building in Geneva, Illinois is appealing a ruling by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, which denied him permission to tear down the building to put in drive-through lanes for a bank. The city council meets to discuss the matter on March 26.
Opponents of the demolition have put up a petition online asking the mayor and city council to save the building.
- Appeal filed in Pure Oil station demolition case, Susan Sarkauskas, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.), March 14, 2012
- Geneva preservation panel rejects plan to demolish old gas station, Linda Girardi, The Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.), February 23, 2012
- To the Mayor and the City Council of Geneva, Illinois: Save the Historic Pure Oil Building, Save Pure Oil, hosted by Change.org
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Please note that the owner of the Pure Oil Building in Geneva Illinois has requested reconsideration of the vote to preserve. The City Council of Geneva will meet to hear his appeal on April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m at City Hall. People interested in the preservation of this building should attend.