Buy a Green Man and own your own piece of Binghamton's history!
The Ross Building in Binghamton, New York, was designed by Truman I. Lacey and built for local banker and benefactor Erastus Ross in 1889-1890. During construction the New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company of Long Island, was contracted to supply several architectural features. Seventeen of the terra-cotta features were in the form of the Green Man, an ancient symbol of Renewal, Rebirth and New Life that has appeared in architecture for over a thousand years.
In June, 2008, the Ross Building was demolished, and with it, most of the terra-cotta features. On the final day of demolition, the last two remaining Green Men were salvaged.
In 2011, the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier obtained the two Green Men and launched a program to repair, restore and replicate them.
After purchase, your Green Man can be picked up at the PAST Salvage Center, 21 N. Depot Street. The Salvage Center is opne on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9am to 1pm.
This item is for local pickup only. It cannot be shipped.