Moving A Johnson City Monument

By James Wilcox

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 7, 2005 at 2:29 PM EDT

The Friends of Harry L Johnson Monument Committee is raising money to move the statue.
For nearly a century, this tribute to Harry L. Johnson has been located next to Your Home Library.
Johnson was also one of the founders of the Endicott-Johnson shoe company.
"This statue has been here since 1922 and the last decade it's been deteriorating and it's been in obscurity for that long," says Ed Aswad.
The Monument Committee wants to move the Statue to People's Park, at the corner of Reynolds Road and Harry L. Drive.
Two companies offered their services to move and refurbish the statue, but not for free.
It will cost nearly 23 thousand dollars.
The committee is placing these donation buckets at area businesses.
You can also send a donation to The Friends of Harry L. Johnson Monument Committee at P.O. Box 915, Johnson City, New York 13790.

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