The Landmark Society of Western New York has recognized a significant historical structure, the County Patrol Barn, formerly a Wayne County trolley facility, on its “Too Close to Call” preservation scorecard.
The building, originally linked to the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Electric trolley line, faces demolition as Wayne County officials plan to erect a new $1 million facility at its location.
The Finger Lakes Times reports that the Landmark Society acknowledges the building’s historical value. However, there is no active campaign to oppose its demolition due to lack of community support and the high renovation costs involved.
The existing structure needs a lot of work including a new roof, windows, and restrooms, which could result in a multimillion-dollar project.
Once the new highway facility is ready, the brick building is to be razed at an estimated cost of $150,000.
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