History lovers grab their bricks at the Vanishing IBM Country Club
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People with fond memories of the glory days of the IBM Country Club have descended on the Union Town site to claim a piece of Broome County history.
Bricks for the iconic Crocker Homestead on the Watson Boulevard property were made available Thursday by LeChase Construction and The Agency.
Thousands of IBM employees in Endicott, Glendale and Owego and other Binghamton-area locations have used the country club’s facilities, along with their families.
In recent years, the once meticulously maintained buildings and grounds have deteriorated as private owners have been unable to redevelop the flood-damaged site.
Now the legendary country club’s 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 launched the site redevelopment project last year with the announcement that $2 million in federal stimulus funds would be made available to pay for demolition work.
Construction of the 75-unit building is expected to begin in the spring.
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