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#1516674 --- 07/12/18 07:26 PM What Will Become of Parrott Hall?
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#1516686 --- 07/13/18 05:46 AM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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Happy to see this move forward as long as not a single taxpayer dollar is used, including accepting any "partnership" that potentially makes us liable for damages, injuries, etc. It's a horrible location for a museum.

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#1516800 --- 07/13/18 05:32 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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It's sad that this looks more like a preservation effort searching for a use of the building. If there were a viable use the building would have been fixed long ago. Buildings are not just some artifact you fix and preserve. There needs to be some use for it otherwise you just spent money on a place the really contributes nothing or worse -- continues to cost money to just keep it from falling apart.

The NYS Parks Dept took ownership from Cornell and still did little to nothing to preserve it for decades.

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#1516801 --- 07/13/18 05:40 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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Maybe folks might want to focus on purchasing the gas station and mini-mart just west of Parrot Hall, along with the mini-storage and insurance offices. Why? Kanadasaga. How about reconstructing that site instead of a dilapidated building and I bet tourists would be more interested in a reconstructed fortified native village destroyed by General Sullivan than some lab with no real world changing discoveries.

I'm betting the grant applications for that would be easier than a building owned by NYS for years. Just a suggestion.

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#1516900 --- 07/15/18 03:52 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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And the visitors to Kanandasaga wouldn't be competing for parking with the NYSAES employees.

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#1517895 --- 07/26/18 04:58 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: Tacitus]
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Tacitus gets the prize. So you open a museum there, where are the large crowds going to park?? Come on folks! We need a reconstructed indigenous village in this town! This is such a better opportunity.

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#1518044 --- 07/29/18 04:14 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: pingu]
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Not that I would disagree, what attractions/features might that take form of?
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#1518191 --- 07/31/18 08:39 AM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: pingu]
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Originally Posted By: pingu
So you open a museum there, where are the large crowds going to park??


there are two vacant properties across the street from parrott hall that most likely will be torn down by cornell/NYS

a parking area could be there for a museum
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#1518289 --- 08/01/18 05:54 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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Has there been any discussion of what the museum will display? I know NYSAES has had a number of achievements, I'm just having trouble seeing how they would be turned into museum content.

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#1518373 --- 08/02/18 06:26 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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Tacitus and Bluezone have great input. My take is that he state put info boards up in front of the place years ago and they were largely ignored and removed. If there were some great interest in what the AES was doing then the idea would have taken root long ago.

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#1518495 --- 08/04/18 03:30 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: pingu]
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I think a museum of science and technology would be outstanding considering that's what Cornell is known for.

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#1519209 --- 08/25/18 03:54 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
I think a museum of science and technology would be outstanding considering that's what Cornell is known for.
I don't think that building would be a good venue for that. A much bigger facility would do it justice and maybe they set aside a parcel in the AG/Tech park to do that. I just don't think that Parrot Hall can just be adapted for something like that and do it well. Or use the property across the road where they are demoing the other houses for such a museum.

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#1519837 --- 09/30/18 03:52 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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I see there has been some cleanup at Parrott Hall. A sign of good things to come?

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#1519840 --- 09/30/18 04:09 PM Re: What Will Become of Parrott Hall? [Re: John Q Public]
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Waiting to see a sustainable model for construction and ongoing costs.

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