Final Houses in Vestal Historic District Demolished
The back deck of an abandoned Vestal Parkway house being removed on April 25, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The last two houses in the Rivercrest Historic District along the Vestal Parkway are being removed by a developer.
North Star Group of Vestal hired a demolition company to tear down a dozen old homes a year ago.
This week, the final two houses on Route 434 just west of the Binghamton city line are being demolished.
Members of the Vestal Historic Preservation Commission were unsuccessful in their fight to keep the neighborhood intact.
Representatives of the development firm won't say what they plan to do with the properties. The parcels are between the parkway and the Susquehanna River. The property is across from University Plaza, which is home to a mix of retailers, restaurants and student housing.
A demolition worker enters the last remaining house in the Rivercrest Historic District. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.