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October 1, 2012

October a busy month for construction and demolition in 1982

October 1982 turned out to be a busy month for those in the building supply, construction and demolition businesses in our region. Fire played a role in some of those projects. Unsightliness led to the demise of another building.

Statue of Liberty has

local connection

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Next time you visit the Statue of Liberty in New York, take a look at some of the bluestone paving around the grand structure, and you’ll see a bit of the Tri-Towns before you.

It was reported Thursday, Oct. 7, that 3,100 square feet of bluestone taken from the hills of Masonville and Sidney, from the Heldeberg Bluestone & Marble Inc. quarries, were ready to be shipped to New York.

Paul F. Giebitz, general manager, said the bluestone, of two different colors, was fabricated and shipped to the statue site for repair work which had already begun, in anticipation of the 60th anniversary of the monument in 1984. The stone was shipped by truck to Brooklyn and brought to Liberty Island on a barge.

Fire damages Oneonta

athletic club

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Fire had damaged the Sixth Ward Athletic Club on West Broadway in Oneonta on July 10 after one or more persons attempted to burglarize the restaurant and bar. It was reported  Monday, Oct. 18, that the bar would re-open that week with newly paneled walls, drop ceiling, new back bar and redone main bar.

Although hired professionals were doing the electric, plumbing and some carpentry, club members had volunteered to work on a variety of other jobs to re-open the building.

The restaurant and bar had opened a few years earlier after the club had raised money by buying the former River Street School and selling it in 1976 at a profit to a local developer. The school was razed, and the Oak Square Apartments now stand on the site.

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