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Parrott Hall repairs expected to begin soon

The first step is done: The Friends of Parrott Hall and the city have keys to the historic building, nearly razed last year by the state because of its deteriorating condition.

That was in June. Fast forward to October, and work to temporarily patch the first building on the campus of Cornell AgriTech at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station has yet to begin.

Officials say that work — and additional rehabilitation — is not off.

Erin Tobin, vice president for policy and preservation for the Preservation League of New York State, said an update on the project is coming “very soon.”

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