Former banks being repurposed throughout Syracuse

Have you ever been driving through the city and noticed that on many popular intersections there sits a similarly constructed building, all serving different purposes? The buildings...

Unique street signs of Syracuse

Here are a few unique street signs that I've recently seen in Syracuse. Do you know of any others? If so, drop us a comment...

Once the richest man in Syracuse, the legacy of James Belden lives on at...

The year was 1901 - the First Presbyterian Church had been practicing faith since 1824 and was in need of a new parish after...

Mizpah Hotel still missing its spires 32 years later

Did you know? On August 30th 1984, lightning struck the ornate gothic bell tower of the Mizpah Hotel and First Baptist Church at 215...

Syracuse’s first Christmas tree and an outdoor instrument

Last evening, while walking through Columbus Circle, I spotted this pair playing a tune on one of Syracuse’s new 'Sound Stops'. Sound Stop is...

Today a premier child advocacy center, tomorrow a possible casualty of I-81

Pictured is 601 East Genesee Street, sometimes listed as 610 East Fayette Street. Known as Reid Hall, the building was built in 1914 and...

Glass bottles filled Barry Park after the Labor Day Storm in 1998

On Labor Day, September 7th 1998, a fierce thunderstorm moved into the Syracuse area carrying wind gusts that reached up to 115 mph. The...

Renwick Avenue, named for a famous architect with a Syracuse connection (video)

This past October, I published an article detailing the story of an unknown wall that sits on Irving Avenue. The wall was once a...

Old signatures found in the basement of 125 West Fayette Street

I was recently contacted by local artist, Ben Krzykowski, of Resurrected Tattoo to take a look at some writing he had seen on the basement...

Putting old books into new hands: Little Free Libraries are popping up in Eastwood

Eastwood, located on the Northeast tip of the city, is known for its early 20th century homes, community driven residents and walkable tree-lined streets....

The smallest house in Syracuse

Pictured above is 812 Danforth Street, known as the smallest house in Syracuse. The house measures 12 feet wide and 16 feet long. It's...

The Grammy winning artist who spent her final years on West Ostrander Avenue

With yesterday's release of the 2017 Grammy nominees, it made me think of one of our most famous musicians, Elizabeth (Libba) Cotten. Cotten was...

113 Kirk Avenue

An article in the December 9th, 1928 edition of the Syracuse Herald described the home by saying, "The house which is situated on a...

An old postcard finds its rightful owner 105 years later

In the of summer of 2015, I took a photograph in front of 126 North Geddes Street holding a postcard addressed to that very...

Emptied out: Old holiday decorations removed from the former Cooper Decoration Company warehouse

The holiday season is upon us; you can see it all around you. Here in Syracuse one business specialized in bringing you those sights...

Queenie, the Collie dog with presidential ties

150 Coolidge Avenue, former home of Queenie, a beautiful white Collie dog who was owned by Mrs. Eva Richardson in the 1920's. A 1925...

Best-selling author, Harold MacGrath and his life at 1618 James Street

This past summer, I was contacted by Joelle McAndrew after she saw a post I had written on Instagram regarding Harold MacGrath and his former...

The Liederkranz home on Butternut Street

From 1913 until 1974, the corner of Butternut and Josephine Street was home to the Liederkranz clubhouse and restaurant. The Liederkranz club had purchased...

Comedy and coffee on the Erie Canal

Pictured above is 133 East Water Street in Hanover Square. Constructed in 1834, it's one of the last remaining intact grouping of pre-1850 canal-oriented...

From sign painter to photographer, the work of Fred R. Wolcott and his now...

Pictured above is 1317 Carbon Street. The research of Jack Carpenter tells us that the street was so named because of the many families...