Former Johnson City Legion Building Still Vacant
A Broome County developer is still looking for businesses interested in locating at the site of a building that had been home to an American Legion post in Johnson City.
Marchuska Brothers Construction acquired the building at 417 Main Street nearly two years ago. The Frank A. Johnson American Legion Post 758 sold the property for $15,000, according to Broome County property records.
The post's active membership had dwindled in recent years, making it impossible for the organization to continue to maintain the large building.
Justin Marchuska says given the age and condition of the structure, it may not be feasible for the building to be used again.
Marchuska says the structure would need extensive renovations which could prove to be too costly.
If a decision is made to tear down the building, Marchuska says the developers would consider keeping certain items from the existing structure so they might be incorporated into a future project at the site.
A memorial honoring Johnson City veterans remains in place in front of the former American Legion building.
Marchuska says the monument could be moved to a new site if a tenant is found for the property.