Frank Curinga

Pictured is Frank Curinga, standing in front of 610 Bear Street, his childhood home. Last week, I stopped to photograph this house when Frank...

204 Crawford Avenue

Pictured is 204 Crawford Avenue, former home of Dr. Ernest Reed who arrived in Syracuse in 1922. Reed was the director of the Microbiological...

The name of Charles Simon is etched on North Salina Street

Pictured is 815 North Salina Street. If you look closely you can see the name, Charles Simon on the facade. Simon, born in German...

Syracuse Parks Centennial: The history of Thornden park

Since 1921, Thornden Park has been a city designation where residents can find respite within its landscaped grounds. The origin of the park dates back...

Reverend Adam Jamison preached urban renewal but now it’s his home that stands empty,...

Pictured is 545 Oakwood Avenue. One of the last residents of this home was Reverend Adam Jamison. A native of Walterboro, South Carolina, Jamison...

“Next to his family, Wampler said his job was his first love”

In my hand is a Foreman's Manual from the Carrier Corporation. It was issued to Elrey Cloud Wampler in April of 1951. Born in...

Disappointed personally and professionally, Charles McAdams asked his friends to drink to his death...

The year was 1926, Charles McAdams was a husband and medical student living in the university area with dreams of becoming a brilliant surgeon....

How Court Street got its name

In 1991, local author Jack Carpenter stated that Court Street was named when a surveyor ventured to the north side of what was then...

127 North Midler Avenue

Pictured is 127 North Midler Avenue. Built in 1901, the home was constructed by LeRoy Heise. LeRoy lived here with his wife, Rose and...

“Henry Burton had no one in Syracuse he called a friend in the true...

Pictured is the mausoleum of Burr Burton. Burr was a prominent citizen in the city of Syracuse, accumulating a large fortune as a leading salt...

The Crogen Building has been demolished

The Crogen Building, formerly located at 945 East Genesee Street, this three-story brick structure originally included four stores on the ground floor with apartments...

205-207 Glenwood Avenue

Pictured is 205-207 Glenwood Avenue, former home of Anastasios and Aspasia Constas. Born in 1886, Anastasios was a native of Greece who had moved...

434 Whittier Avenue

Pictured is 434 Whittier Avenue, former home of Genevieve Quigley Dawson. Genevieve was a lifelong resident of Syracuse; born in 1896, she graduated from...

Syracuse Parks Centennial: The history of Kirk Park

Kirk Park, located on the Southside of Syracuse, was originally known as Kirkwood Driving Park. Kirkwood Driving Park was the center of horse racing,...

Hollywood star Mitchell Lewis never forgot Syracuse, or his mother

Pictured is the tombstone of Rosa Lewis as it sits in Woodlawn Cemetery on Grant Boulevard. Born in 1846, Rosa moved to Syracuse around...

Happy Coach Jim Boeheim Day

In 2002, former Mayor Matt Driscoll proclaimed February 24th Coach Jim Boeheim Day in the City of Syracuse. This honor was bestowed upon Coach...

Linda Hull Larned, the expert on household etiquette who published 8 books in the...

Pictured is the grave marker of Linda Hull Larned as it sits in Oakwood Cemetery. Born in 1853, Linda was prominent in Syracuse social...

The house that Ian Nitschke and Walda Metcalf saved

Pictured is 1010 East Washington, former home of Henry Ignatius Fiesinger. Built in 1873, Fiesinger purchased the land on which it sits in 1864 and...

402 East Castle Street

Pictured is 402 East Castle Street, former home of Rev. Luman Grant. Luman was born in 1847 in the town of Geddes, the son...

See the postcard that depicts Forman Park in 1911

Pictured is Forman Park alongside a postcard depicting the park that was postmarked in 1911. Originally named Forman Square, the park was dedicated in...