landmarks preservation

13 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to City of Seattle

Save The Market Entrance

The iconic entrance to the Pike Place Market is at risk. The current scale and symmetry of the market entrance exists because the tallest building at the four corners of the Pike Place Market entrance is 3 stories.   A group of developers has proposed demolishing the historic Green Tortoise (Hahn) building at the market entrance and replacing it with a 14 story hotel with no parking.   City of Seattle Project #3024828 103 Pike Street, Seattle, WA  98101 We the undersigned do, with our signatures, collectively express our concerns regarding the proposed Hahn building development and its potential to: Permanently alter the symmetry and scale of the 4 corners of the Pike Place Market entrance. Result in the demolition of the Hahn building, which dates to the 1890s and has a rich cultural history in the city of Seattle. Displace the affordable housing for travelers provided by the Green Tortoise Hotel. Increase traffic congestion due to the complete lack of parking associated with the proposed hotel and the street blockages that would occur due the constant drop off and pick up of hotel guests on Pike St, which is only one lane. The Hahn building dates to the 1890s and it has been integral to the market entrance since its inception.  If this project goes forward as proposed, it will permanently alter the historic, iconic Pike Place Market entrance and the downtown community.  This can't be undone. We urge you to stop this development and preserve the historic character of the world renown Pike Place Market, the crown jewel of our city which is enjoyed by 10 million people annually. More information: and Save The Market Entrance on Facebook.

Save The Market Entrance
18,667 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Staten Island Council Members

Landmark St John Villa Academy

In New York City, an individual landmark building must have “a special character or special historical aesthetic interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the city, state, or nation.” What better representation of our borough, than St. John Villa Academy? The Sisters of Saint John the Baptist purchased Clair Manor from the Townsend Estate in 1922, which still serves as a convent. Soon after, the elementary school (1931) and the chapel (1937) were added. Nestled on a hill overlooking the Verrazano Bridge, these structures boast stunning brickwork and stained glass that can never be duplicated. Part of the skyline of Staten Island, the cross that sits atop the Elementary school is the first glimpse visitors receive of Staten Island when they cross the Verrazano Bridge. For almost 100 years, this fixture in our skyline has represented all that the Sisters of Saint John the Baptist and all that New York City stands for- justice and peace for a better future for humanity. The thousands of students who have passed through these doors can attest for that.  To our dismay, our community has found out that after almost 100 years of academic and religious service, the school will be closing. While we still fight for the school to remain open, we ask that at least the buildings that have housed so many in the community who stand for so much good become landmarked. The sheer thought of them being torn down brings a horrible sadness across Staten Island.  Those who have signed this petition believe the historical value, aesthetic interest, and the developmental role St. John Villa has played on Staten Island is unmatched- and certainly worth saving. With so much chaos and injustice in the world, our community asks the city to please leave a historic beacon of hope and faith in humanity standing in our community.  Please join us in saving, preserving, and LANDMARKING St. John Villa Academy school, Convent, and chapel.  Thank you.

Landmark St. John Villa Academy
11,926 supporters