Much like the petition to “Save the Clock Tower” in the 1980s classic “Back to the Future,” Lansdale Borough residents have started a petition to “Save the Borough Hall.”
A post on the Facebook group “Lansdale, PA” from Friday at 1:11 a.m. by Henning’s Trains owner Bill Henning told of petitions available for signing at local businesses to stop the potential demolition of Lansdale Borough Hall.
Petitions are available for signing at:
- Wilson’s Hardware and Locksmiths, 217 W. Main St., Lansdale
- Henning’s Trains, 128 S. Line St., Lansdale
Henning wrote that “Lansdale Borough has proposed to demolish the current borough hall building to build a whole new facility.”
“This is one of the top landmark buildings in our town and it needs to be preserved. Renovated maybe, but preserved,” wrote Henning in his post.
According to borough meeting minutes, a final decision on what to do with Lansdale Borough Hall and the Lansdale Police Station has not been made. Council has only seen four alternative options for the municipal complex from Spiezle Architects.
The petition states:
“We want to see the current Lansdale Borough Hall building preserved. The demolition of said building is NOT an option.”
Henning wrote that council should reject proposed plans involving demolition of the building.
As of Friday at 11 p.m., the online petition had 13 signers out of a needed 87. Signers also expressed their opinions on why the borough should preserve Lansdale Borough Hall:
Jenn Willison, Lansdale: “We need to preserve history – not tear it down”
Bruce Shaffer, Lansdale: “Born and raised in Lansdale. Part of my life. It is a historic building.”
Margaret (Bucci) Hepburn, Baltimore, MD: “This beautiful building is one of the few places the council hasn’t torn down to make way for greed. Without your past, you have no future.”
Joy Boileau McIntyre, Bradenton, FL: “I no longer live in Lansdale, but I wanted to support those who want to save this old building. Lansdale, as I know it, is disappearing.”