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...

A writer’s paradise on Haffenden Road

In my hand is a copy of the August 2015 issue of the New York Magazine. I'm standing in front of 109 Haffenden Road,...

One last look at the long-vacant Howard Johnson’s property in Dewitt

After years of hurdles, the Town of Dewitt has announced that the former Howard Johnson’s hotel located on Carrier Circle will be demolished this...

One more lane for Interstate-81, one less neighborhood for Syracuse

Pictured above is the Britton Block, located on the 300 block of North Salina Street it originally sat near the former Oswego Canal. The...

Fame once rested within 217 Highland Avenue

Pictured is 217 Highland Avenue, known as the J.E. Masters House. The house was constructed in 1867 for Joseph Masters and was one of...

The first burial at Oakwood Cemetery

Did you know that the first person buried in Oakwood Cemetery was Nellie Williamson? This weekend is the 157th anniversary of her death. Nellie...

The dog quarantine of 1914

Pictured above is 1605 West Genesee Street, former home of James and Lillian Hubbell. James was one of the best known citizens of Syracuse,...

Lights, Camera, ‘Cuse!

“John M. Wall, 82, Inventor Of Movie Sound Film Is Dead.”  That’s how the headline read in the July 24th, 1963 edition of The...

The official timepiece of Syracuse

Did you know that the 4-sided clock in the tower of the Gridley Building was included in the design of the structure at the...

Syracuse’s sweet past, the story of Aunt Jemima

Pictured above is the grave marker of Anna Short Harrington, otherwise known as 'Aunt Jemima'. Harrington was born in 1897, in Bennettsville, South Carolina...

Fossils remain embedded in the Hall of Languages

The Hall of Languages was the first building built on the campus of Syracuse University when it was completed in 1873. The building cost...

Yates Castle and the remaining wall on Irving Avenue

If you've ever walked on Irving Avenue by the campus of SUNY Upstate Medical University, you might have seen a stone wall and not...

One less Ward Wellington Ward

In April 2014, I featured a story on the Ward Wellington Ward tudor home that sat empty behind an office building standing at 3522...

The greatest deal ever made by a newspaper

This past summer, I was driving on Route 31 in Lakeport, NY when I saw a street sign that read “Syracuse Herald Avenue”, I...

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Know stories, know Syracuse. No stories, no Syracuse. To me, this means exactly as it reads. To know Syracuse, you must know the stories...