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CFJ Park pagoda to become new way to preserve history

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Johnson City's historic pagoda in CFJ Park will soon undergo restoration.

The structure served as a pump house for the Endicott-Johnson factories when it was built around 1929.

After being shut down in the 1960's, it survived demolition by being moved to its current location in CFJ Park.

The restoration will include new doors, windows and putting the building's original bell back in place.

"I'm really looking forward to the children of this community coming to this place, asking about the story, what prompted this building to be built this way, what artifacts were included in it, to give them a sense of their own history," said New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D). "How important it is to preserve the history of what we are in the middle of today."

Work is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

It will house the community's historical artifacts for public display when it opens.

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