In the last few weeks I have spent massive amounts of my time and energy researching, analyzing, and realizing the historical significance of the home known as Woodside. As a transplant resident to the City of Maplewood I was very excited to learn about the history of my new great city. I was even more excited to see that the city was taking steps to preserve the history of past residents within its own borders. Recently Doug Houser Patch contributor, and Patch Editor Doug Miner brought to light the fact that the city has turned its back on history, and preservation and are moving forward in razing Woodside.
In response to an insightful post on the Patch, Ward 3 Councilman Barry Greenberg (email@example.com) issued an official response found here. I found his response very conflicting, though this remark was very telling, “There is a very small window for the Council to reconsider the decision and that could happen only if a viable proposal was made for the property.”
Please take a brief moment of your time to sign a petition, which will notify everyone on the City Council including the Mayor, and City Manager of your stance to save Woodside. When we manage to save the home, I suggest that an open forum roundtable or public open discussion be held to determine the future of the home.
Petition can be found here.
An open facebook forum to leave comments can be found under petition post here. I will be sure to forward all appropriate concerns to the city.