New Plans for Old Building

By Haley Burton

September 13, 2012 Updated Sep 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM EDT

Village of Waverly, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Big plans are in the works for a historical building in Waverly.

A new company has bought the former Village Hall and is ready to turn it in economic development for the community.

Teaoga Developed purchased the building on Broad Street for $40,000. Deb Twigg, of the company says it took about a year and a half to buy the building. The sale was complete in July.

"It's just this magnificent building. The middle of a beautiful town, a beautiful town I've been a part of for quite awhile now. Buying it seemed like the right thing to do," said Twigg.

One of Teaoga Development's main goals is spurring economic development in the area, in particular, the Village of Waverly.

"I'm also a part of Tioga County Tourism. What I realized is we're not drawing a lot of people to this town. The locals know about it but we've got 25,000 cars going by this exit each day. How many of them know anything about Waverly or care to know anything about it? I think it is a place people need to know about," said Twigg.

The building was built in the 1890's. It housed the Village offices, court, police and fire departments.

"When you walk through the rooms, I can see the people that there were: the Fire Chief and the firemen using their lockers and all their different things. We'll make sure that is all taken care of and people can enjoy it for hundred years to go," said Twigg.

Teaoga Development is renovating the building and aims to bring in small businesses to attract more people to downtown Waverly.

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center is turning the old Chief's room into its library. It will include an incredible collection of rare books.

Teaoga Marketing is set to move in a downstairs space in the coming months.

"As for the fire house, I have a couple ideas. You'll have to wait on that, I'll tell you a little bit more later," said Twigg.