The shopping arcade at the southeast corner of Broadway and Devon/Sheridan in Chicago is is under threat of demolition.
A six story mixed use building is proposed for the site; residential on the top 5 floors, retail on the first.
Fourteen (14) businesses would be displaced, some of which have been there for years.
The Woodruff Arcade is a HIDDEN GEM, but a GEM nonetheless.
It is a unique building type, the precursor of today’s inside shopping mall, and it is the only one in Edgewater (we once had two). MORE IMPORTANTLY IT IS THE ONLY ONE IN ALL OF CHICAGO.
For that reason alone it should be preserved.
Learn more: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/arcades-shopping
The 48th ward alderman can save this building if there is sufficient community support.
Help him do that. Add your voice. Please sign the petition.
Please note: For Chicago residents, in the city field, show also your ward if you know it, e.g. Chicago, 48.
I want the Woodruff Arcade saved not destroyed. Alderman Osterman, I ask that
you do all that you can do to save it for future generations.
The Save the Woodruff Arcade petition to 48th ward Harry Osterman was written by Edgewater Historical Society and is in the category Residential Disputes at GoPetition.