A structure that once housed a creamery in the heart of Johnson City is coming down.

The century-old three-story building at the corner of Corliss Avenue and Arch across the street from the Binghamton University Pharmacy School complex is being demolished.

Workers with LCP Group of Vestal started tearing down the structure Wednesday morning.

Sections of the one-time creamery just yards from the Binghamton University Pharmacy School building. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Records show the building was constructed in 1916 by W.T. Schoonover for use as a "modern creamery."

The demolition project is taking longer than anticipated. Although a portion of the structure has been taken down, the work is expected to resume Thursday.

While the work is in progress, sections of Corliss Avenue and Arch Street will be closed to through traffic.

The property was acquired by a unit of the Binghamton University Foundation for $5,000 from Broome County.

The university initially plans to use the cleared site and adjacent parcels on Corliss Avenue for pharmacy school parking.

LCP Group crews closed Arch Street for the demolition work on February 20, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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