People soon will be moving into a nearly-century-old structure that originally was used by the Endicott Johnson Corporation.

The building at 305 Clinton Street in Binghamton's First Ward is being renovated into fully accessible apartments in a $6.4 million project.

The structure, which was constructed in 1925, housed the Endicott Johnson Medical Clinic for several years.

The First Ward Action Council is developing the apartment project. Executive director Jerry Willard said there will be a total of 20 units for seniors. Seventeen of the apartments will be in the two-story main building and three will be in a smaller neighboring structure.

Most of the units will have a single bedroom, although there will be a few two-bedroom apartments.

Financing for the project was provided by New York state government and federal historic tax credits.

The renovation work is being performed by W.L. Kline Incorporated of Binghamton.

The original sign on the top of the building - which identifies it as the "E-J Workers Hospital" - is visible once again.

During a recent visit by a reporter, a couple of dozen workers were busy on the structure's two floors, as well as in the basement and on the roof.

Willard said he expects the first residents will be able to occupy the building in February or March.

The First Ward Action Council has started marketing the apartments. People interested in applying to live in the complex may contact the agency at 607.772.2850.

VIEW our Binghamton Now gallery of the former EJ Medical Clinic as the conversion to apartments nears its completion.


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