Officials in Ithaca are trying to decide what to do with a former fire station.
Members of the landmark preservation commission toured the former No. 9 station on College Avenue. The building has two sections, the older part being in the back. That section is more than 100 years old. The group is trying to determine the historical value of the building.
“At this point we have voted to designate the entire parcel, however that includes this front section that we’re all familiar with and the back section which is, even though it’s older, it’s been greatly altered from what it had been so we are now trying to determine whether we will focus on preserving the front section.” Said Ed Finegan, the ILPC Chair.
The commission will vote on the future of the fire station at their next meeting on May 8th.