211 Green Street

Pictured is 211 Green Street, former home of Mary Cuyler Kasson. Mary was born in 1868 and was prominent in social circles throughout Syracuse. She often held larger gatherings at this very home, including meetings of the ‘Whist Club’ – a popular card game in the late 19th century. In 1902, she would marry Livingston Kasson and they soon moved to New York City. Sadly, Mary would die less than two years later in 1904. The cause of death was listed as paralysis of the heart. Mary was just 35 years old. A tribute in the Syracuse Post-Standard on 1904 stated, “In the passing away of Mrs. Livingston Kasson, which occurred so suddenly in Perth Amboy on Tuesday, her many warm friends in Syracuse have sustained an unusual loss. Hers was a character rarely met with. The alert mind, unfailing good humor and above all else, unswerving loyalty, endeared her to all, while her cheery spirit carried brightness everywhere. A noble woman she was indeed, and to those happy in her friendship, her place can never be filled.” Her remains were quickly returned to Syracuse, and she was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.