The Last Standing EJ Building in Endicott to Be Renovated
Renovation work is planned at what's believed to be the only remaining Endicott Johnson shoe manufacturing structure in the village of Endicott.
The six-story building at the corner of Oak Hill Avenue and Clark Street was acquired by IBM more than 50 years ago. It had been one of many EJ properties that were prominent reminders of the impact the company had on Endicott for most of the 20th century.
The exterior of the structure was resurfaced by IBM and most of its windows were removed.
Phoenix Investors of Milwaukee last September acquired the sprawling former IBM manufacturing site which now is known as the Huron Campus.
Chris Pelto, who oversees the property, says plans to repair a crumbling façade on the building are being finalized.
In recent days, a crane has been used at the site to remove some unused equipment from the structure and to lift material to the roof.
NYSEG must remove a pole and transformer located next to the building before the façade work can get underway. Electrical power to the structure will be provided by a generator during that project, which may start sometime in September.
Pelto said the exterior of the building is to be renovated. Interior improvements of the 140,000-square-foot structure also are planned.
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