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#896216 --- 10/08/08 08:26 PM Old Gas Station
mackey Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 137
Loc: geneva
Here we go again with the old gas station. As long the few city council persons delay the demolition of the gas station the more it will cost the tax payers. Put the property back on the tax rolls.

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#896229 --- 10/08/08 08:43 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: mackey]
Geneve4072 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 10
Loc: NY
Ah yes, another post with people whining about the gas station. Imagine that.

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#896426 --- 10/09/08 09:31 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: Geneve4072]
the librarian Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 262
Loc: ny, usa
Shows Plans for Main St. Gas Station

Former K of C to be Rebuilt

Plan to Raise Sidewalk Level to Accommodate Cars

An indication of the proposed improvements to the site of the Old Knights of Columbus home on Main Street, opposite the Armory was given last evening when drawings of a building to be erected there were presented for the inspection of the Common Council.

K. L. Smith presented a petition to the Council for permission to erect a gasoline station on the site. In support of his petition he presented an architects drawing which revealed that the proposed station will be a pretentious affair.

One of the radical changes in the site will be the raising of the sidewalk in front of the building. At present the walk is below the street level and aldermen pointed out last evening that the raising of the sidewalk would be a long-awaited improvement in that part of the street.

The central portion of the proposed building will be set back from the sidewalk a considerable distance so that cars parking for service will not obstruct the walk. The two wings on either side of the semi-circular set-back will be used for storage purposes, it is planned. It is understood that an alley will lead from the street to the rear of the building so that cars may be taken off the street for service.

The construction of the new station will round out that section as a business block and will mark the end of the "Coursey Home", a well known landmark in this city for many years.

Geneva Daily Times, July 8, 1927



Edited by the librarian (10/09/08 09:33 AM)

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#896445 --- 10/09/08 10:21 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: the librarian]
TLC127 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 540
Just tear the flippin' building down already!

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#896448 --- 10/09/08 10:26 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: TLC127]
Taxpayer14456 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 8109
Loc: Geneva
If they tore it down some council members would have nothing to talk about at the council meetings.
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#896450 --- 10/09/08 10:29 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: Taxpayer14456]
TLC127 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
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That might not be a bad thing.

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#896454 --- 10/09/08 10:33 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: TLC127]
Taxpayer14456 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/06
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Won't be a bad thing for us over taxed taxpayers.
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#896729 --- 10/09/08 07:23 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: Taxpayer14456]
ghost7 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 44
Loc: geneva ny
BULLDOZE ALL OF DOWNTOWN START WITH THAT STUPID GAS STATTION THEN AT LEAST 2 COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL RESIGN. THEN BUS THE THE RATS TO VICTOR !!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY COULD USE EM

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#899993 --- 10/16/08 07:13 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: ghost7]
mackey Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 137
Loc: geneva
I see the historical society has money to waste. All they had to do is to ask for the engineer report. So I will donate my money to someother group that does not waste money.

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#902148 --- 10/20/08 07:51 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: mackey]
wantstoseechange Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 384
Loc: Geneva
How many more times do they have to vote totear this down. Hopefully we have alot of snow this winter and it falls down. We can only hope.

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#902831 --- 10/23/08 11:38 AM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: wantstoseechange]
Taxpayer14456 Offline
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Originally Posted By: wantstoseechange
How many more times do they have to vote totear this down. Hopefully we have alot of snow this winter and it falls down. We can only hope.



The downside to that is if it does fall down then we will have a historic pile of rubble and council will vote to leave it there because its historic.
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#902865 --- 10/23/08 12:23 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: TLC127]
VM Smith Offline
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Originally Posted By: TLC127
Just tear the flippin' building down already!


From the way some go ga-ga over that eyesore, you'd think that George Washington had lived there. Does Geneva want to live in the past, or does it want to look forward to the future?
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#903267 --- 10/23/08 08:04 PM Re: Old Gas Station [Re: VM Smith]
mackey Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 137
Loc: geneva
The problem is there are a FEW people in Geneva living in a dream. Half of the building and maybe more should be torn down. But as long as we have tree huggers in city council wasting time and money nothing will be done!

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