Save the Arcade
Arcade Building of Jamestown, NY
Arcade Building History
Arcade Building Through the Years
The Heart of the Building
Pictures from our trip in the building
Any information you may have on the Arcade Building. Please contact us!
Project Coordinator-Save the Arcade: Arcade Building of Jamestown
My experience with the Arcade began due to my involvement in the Lucille Ball Little Theater of Jamestown. On my way to rehearsals we would always pass by this majestic remains of Jamestown's past. In December of 2011, my Social Studies teacher, Jeff Kresge, gave our class a project to try to "fix" something in Jamestown. Our job was to "muckrake," which was a huge part of the "Guilded Age" in America in the late 19th century. So I “muckraked” the fact that buildings like the Arcade are being used for nothing. I dug deeper, met with city officials and came to the conclusion why they aren’t put to use. Money isn't there. The money is pivotal.
Mr. Kresge brought in a poster advertising the NYS Archives Student Research Award. I had always wanted to enter a project in, and since the Arcade Building interested me so much, I decided to pursue my "muckraking" project, further. With the help of online groups such as Classic Jamestown, (Credit to Mike Donner, Bill Canby and Thomas J. Goodwill) along with members of the staff at Habiterra Associates, (Rob Black) The City of Jamestown (Mayor Sam Teresi and Steve Centi) and former Arts Council Director Phillip Morris, I have been able to find information on this outstanding piece of architecture. The project is due the first of July, 2012 and there still is a long way to go. So thank you for visiting, it means a lot. Please contact me with any feedback, information or otherwise at my contact information listed above. I personally thank you.