Despite widespread community opposition and offers to purchase and / or lease the Bunting House, the Giovannone brothers (Frank and Tony) are proceeding with their intent to demolish the historic Bunting House at 5901Ridge Avenue along with adjacent properties 5903-5909, in the hope of finding a buyer for the cleared lots.
We the undersigned, in an effort to preserve the Bunting House and along with it Roxborough's and Philadelphia's unique architectural heritage, want to make it publicly known that if the Bunting House is demolished we hold Giovannone Construction responsible for intentionally contributing to the destruction of Roxborough's historical character and will oppose any future projects Giovannone Construction plans for this area. Furthermore, we will also hold responsible for the destruction of Roxborough's architectural and historical character any future tenant or real estate developer involved with the properties between 5901 and 5909 Ridge Avenue. We will vigorously oppose any plan to open fast food franchise restaurants and if the Bunting House is demolished will launch a public campaign explaining why it is essential the community boycott all future businesses operating between 5901 and 5909 Ridge Avenue. As support for this petition grows we will forward it to realtors, property management firms, and local headquarters of national franchises.