Syracuse Rose Society member secures long-lost rose for E.M. Mills Memorial Garden

Seventy-three miles, that’s the distance between the home of James Kahler in Little Falls New York to the E.M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden located in...

A story of resilience: Inside the quasi-famous 1838 ‘Shabby Home’ in Eastwood

Earlier this year, I visited Ashdale Avenue with the hope of gaining access to one of the oldest homes in the region. With a...

130-year-old signature discovered by electrician renovating downtown building

Earlier this year I was invited to 235 East Water Street by Jason Emert who had uncovered some #SyracuseHistory within the building. Emert is a...

Mountain Goat statue vandalized for the second time this week

A few weeks ago, the running community of Syracuse along with folks in the Strathmore neighborhood, celebrated the installation of the Mountain Goat Run...
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Syracuse, New York: Where Disney’s Dumbo first took flight (video)

You’ve heard the story before, but it’s a tale worth repeating: Disney’s Dumbo first came to life in Syracuse. In 2015, local columnist, Sean Kirst and...

Thomas F. Butler: forgotten in Syracuse, remembered in Columbus, New Mexico

Last summer, I was driving on Syracuse's Southwest side when I observed the existence of an abandoned structure located at 411 Seymour Street. I was...

How Nichols Avenue got its name

Nichols Avenue, named for the prominent family who called the area home at the turn of the 19th century. Charles Nichols, pictured above, was...

Local writer finds recipe to a famous bread once served in a Northside mansion

In my hand is a postcard depicting the former location of Tubbert’s, a popular restaurant that once operated at 304 Court Street. The back...

The Brannock Device

The Brannock Device, as seen at the Syracuse Antiques Exchange. This product was invented in Syracuse by Charles Brannock, son of Otis Brannock, a...

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...