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Honrell: Two structures to be demolished this summer

Two properties in the City of Hornell are slated for demolition this summer.

Homes at 179 Madison Avenue and 274 Walnut Street, both owned by the Steuben County Land Bank, are slated to be torn down.


The Land Bank authorized the bids for demolition at its July meeting, according to The Evening Tribune.

Mayor John Buckley sits on the board of the Land Bank. He says the demolitions will likely occur in late August or early September.

Classified as a two-family residential, the 1,778-sqaure-foot property at 274 Walnut Street has been abandoned for years.

Building codes have been revised since the home was built in 1865, and now, the lot is too small to redevelop.

The plot is sandwiched between two houses and will go up for sale once the structure has been demolished. The land is assessed at $9,000.


The one-family, 942-sqaure-foot home at 179 Madison Avenue was built in 1890.

The .18-acre lot on Madison Avenue will be home to the next BOCES house, reports the The Evening Tribune.

BOCES has a partnership with the city in which students construct new homes on vacant lots.

So far, the BOCES students have constructed 11 homes throughout Hornell.

Their latest project is on Preston Avenue, where a fire in 2019 resulted in the demolition of five structures. The Preston home is a single-story ranch, a style reportedly in high demand.



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