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1907 Williamsville railroad building found to be viable, report finds

A 1907 railroad building in Williamsville needs about $60,000 worth of work to return it to occupancy, according to an engineer's report.

The report by the Flynn Battaglia firm faults the current owner, Natale Development, for failing to adequately secure the Lehigh Valley Railroad Section House.

"While we are confident the Section House remains viable structurally and it has a good roof, the recent vandalism has seriously compromised the quality of the building," a May 11 building condition report from the Flynn Battaglia firm stated.

Total costs to restore the building to its original historic configuration could reach $155,830.

The building is part of a proposed land swap between Natale and the Village of Williamsville.

Flynn Battaglia determined the Section House is likely eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and designation as a local landmark.

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