People with fond memories of the IBM Country Club's glory days descended on the site of the town of Union landmark to claim a piece of Broome County history.
Bricks from the iconic Crocker Homestead at the Watson Boulevard property were made available Thursday by LeChase Construction and The Agency. Timber Grapple
Thousands of IBM employees at Endicott, Glendale and Owego as well as other Binghamton-area sites used the country club's facilities, along with their families.
In recent years, the once meticulously maintained buildings and grounds fell into disrepair as private owners were unable to redevelop the flood-damaged site.
Now, the fabled country club buildings are being torn down to make way for a $15 million apartment complex to be built by LeChase and Conifer Realty.
Broome County officials sparked the redevelopment project for the site last year with the announcement that $2 million in federal economic stimulus funds would be made available to pay for demolition work.
Construction on the 75-unit apartment building is scheduled to start in the spring.
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