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 and Biochemical Research Center at Syracuse University and once led scientific expeditions to Venezuela and the Gaspe Penninsula. He directed summer school for the university where he produced record breaking enrollment numbers. Most notably, he was a veteran of World War I, where as he put it, he was sent to Russia to “guard ammunition stores.” When the United States entered World War II, he placed his educational interests on hold and served as the coordinator for the armed forces at the university. Before his death in 1967, he was listed in Volume-28 of Who’s Who in America for his continued contribution to science.