UPDATE – Feb 1, 2021

Please help to save the
Capitol-Park Theater!

THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE: Time is almost up
Despite the raze contract being signed, there are still a few options!
The raze might start Feb 9, 2021, unless we act.

Drawing of the Capitol-Park Theater
3014-3021 Washington Ave, Racine WI 53405


UPDATE Monday Feb 1, 2021

Many people have received boilerplate letters from the City that contain obsolete and misleading information, which is a poor basis for their decision. See below to contact the alders and the Mayor to correct this information!

Unfortunately, no new item on the Capitol-Park Theater has been included in the agenda for Tuesday’s Common Council Meeting (Feb 2, 2021).

We are still exploring legal options and contacting more officials, and ask that you continue calling the alders and the mayor, as below.

More updates every day!


Please email/call the alders (you can just leave a message), telling them that the Capitol Theater Friends HAVE the money to buy the building, insure it, and repair the roof and walls to seal the building envelope. Remind them that the City already has the back taxes on the building because the County always pays the City for them. Ask them again, to please find a way to pause the raze order.

How to contact the Common Council Alders

clerks@cityofracine.org, edwin.santiagojr@cityofracine.org, Henry.Perez@cityofracine.org, Jason.Meekma@cityofracine.org, jeff.coe@cityofracine.org, jeffrey.peterson@cityofracine.org, John.TateII@cityofracine.org, marcus.west@cityofracine.org, mary.land@cityofracine.org, maurice.horton@cityofracine.org, melissa.lemke@cityofracine.org, Jennifer.Levie@cityofracine.org, Mollie.Jones@cityofracine.org, natalia.taft@cityofracine.org, samuelpeete1@gmail.com, trevorjung@gmail.com, capitoltheaterfriends@gmail.com

Jeff Coe   (262) 637-0531
Maurice Horton   (262) 770-8377
Mollie Jones   (262) 634-2971
Trevor Jung   (262) 721-6400
Mary Land   (262) 456-6585
Melissa Lemke   (262) 994-8943
Jennifer Levie   (414) 364-2192
Mayor Cory Mason    (262) 636-9111
Jason Meekma   (262) 488-4694
Henry Perez    Henry.Perez@CityofRacine.org
Sam Peete    262-230-2017
Jeffrey Peterson    (262) 321-4410
Edwin Santiago, Jr.    (262) 822-8302
Natalia Taft   (414) 234-5225
John Tate II    (262) 770-5183
Marcus West   (262) 930-2200

Please, please call the MAYOR and give him a powerful reason to save it.
We only have days left to save this 1928 historic building.

There are three ways to contact the Mayor (use them all!)

  1. Online message form: https://www.cityofracine.org/ContactTheMayor
  2. MAYOR phone: 262 636 9111
  3. MAYOR email: cory.mason@cityofracine.org
    (cc: capitoltheaterfriends@gmail.com)

Once the 1928 historic landmark building is gone, it can never be replaced
– Capitol-Park Friends Restoration Committee –
Racine Landmark Building, deemed eligible for National Historic Register

Please Pledge: https://www.capitoltheaterracine.com/pledge/