Save the Stagecoach Inn sign now

Save the Stagecoach Inn! The Stagecoach Inn built in 1816 has stood on the corner of Buffalo Road and Union Street in North Chili, New York for 190 years. Maude Development, L.L.C. and Walgreens are planning to erect a 14,000 + square foot Walgreen drug store on this corner and demolish the Stagecoach Inn for a handful of parking spaces and some landscaping. There is enough room for both buildings to exist.

The Stagecoach Inn is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. It was an early stagecoach stop, inn, tavern and post office. In 1867 B.T. Roberts founded the Chili Seminary, the very first Free Methodist educational institution in the U.S. The Stagecoach Inn should stand as a museum to educate future generations about;

The temperance movement, North Chili was a dry town for about 100 years.

Abolitionists and the role of religious groups in the operation of the Underground Railroad. The Free Methodists were staunch abolitionists.

Womens Rights, B.T. Roberts wrote a book entitled Ordaining Women in 1891.

The beginnings of the Free Methodist Church, a branch of the Methodist Church that broke away from the church pew rental system.

Farmers rights and national economic reform were also promoted by B.T. Roberts in his writings.

The Stagecoach Inn has been waiting 190 years to tell its storydont let Maude Development and Walgreens take that away from us! We strongly urge that the Stagecoach Inn be placed on the National Register of Historic Places and be made available for historic preservation to ensure that the Stagecoach Inn stands for another 190 years.

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  • 08 December 201550. Jeffrey C
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  • 20 November 201549. Mark G
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 201548. Jenna A
    As a Roberts alumna, I'd be willing to kick in some money if Roberts would step up and claim this building for its historic past!
  • 10 August 201547. A S
    a historical building should be saved not Demolished Address, Zip Code В
  • 05 August 201546. Ray M
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 201545. Jessica M
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  • 19 July 201544. Andrew D
    Walgreens has the opportunity to make themselves look very, very good, or very, very bad. Here's their chance to be the good guys and save the Inn!
  • 01 July 201543. Carole T
    We understand the devloper is hoping to get a demolition permit for the day after the property closing - please make him wait til this is resolved Address, Zip Code 122 Stryker Road in Chili
  • 28 June 201542. Linda H
    This restored building will stand as a monument to history and be a unique part of North Chili amidst the growth our thriving community. Don't let it go! Address, Zip Code North Chili, 14514
  • 19 June 201541. Carolyn Waterburyo
    I would like to give a modest donation to save the Stagecoach Inn Address, Zip Code honeoye falls, ny 14472
  • 06 June 201540. Francesca L
    I agree, Roberts could profit in the public relations eye if they jumped in to take this property...I'd even donate too.
  • 27 April 201539. Monica M
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  • 21 February 201538. Scott Andmilissap
    We have been in that building!--Robert Wiggins rented an apartment there in 1985 to 1986. Address, Zip Code 498 Chili Riga TownLine Road, Churchville, 14428
  • 14 February 201537. Dick B
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 201536. Katie J
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 201535. Timothy L
    this is wrong for chili. Address, Zip Code 3 Dutch Valley, 14624
  • 06 February 201534. Terence Jm
    I support this petition
  • 28 January 201533. Laurie G
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 201532. David K
    There is no doubt in my mind but that this building should be saved. Perhaps it could even become a Bed and Breakfast for college visitors. Address, Zip Code В
  • 25 January 201531. Renee J
    This a beautiful old building and it would be a wonderful shop or meeting place. It is in the perfect location. This building has so much history, I would hate to see it torn down. Address, Zip Code Westside drive, Chili.
  • 11 October 201430. Albert M
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  • 10 October 201429. Scott B
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 201428. Darcy B
    this can be done! Address, Zip Code 14477
  • 06 October 201427. Anthony C
    This petition is a futile gesture, but I'll sign anyway. Chili should have done something to save this building a long time ago. I think its too late now.
  • 23 September 201426. Elizabeth L
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 201425. Sabrina H
    This structure has national significance and a compromise can and should be reached so that both the building can be saved and Walgreens can build their store.
  • 22 August 201424. Lori W
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Walgreen Corporation& Maude Development


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