The planned relocation of the historic railroad station that's home to the Vestal town museum has been delayed.

The building was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1881. It was moved to its current site near the town library on the Vestal Parkway in 1972.

Museum director Cherese Rosales said the relocation project now is planned for next year.

The Vestal Museum building is to be moved to this site near the historic Coal House. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Rosales said the former railroad station building is to be moved to a spot east of the coal house near the rail trail off Main Street.

The site is not far from where the building had stood when it was used by rail passengers for several decades.

The museum has been closed in recent weeks because of dust generated by the construction of a headquarters building for the Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad. Programs are still being conducted by the museum.

Rosales said a $360,000 state grant will be used to help pay for the cost of the moving project. Private grants also will be utilized to cover relocation expenses.

A poster posted on the Vestal Museum building on April 5, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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