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List of Famous Syracuse Buildings & Structures

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Syracuse skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Syracuse architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Syracuse are included on this list. Information about these Syracuse buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Syracuse and older historic landmarks.

This list is made up of a variety of buildings, including Carrier Dome and Amos Block.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Syracuse?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Syracuse. Famous architectural houses within the city of Syracuse are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Alexander Brown House

    The Alexander Brown House in Syracuse, New York is a Romanesque Revival sandstone and tile home built in 1895. It was the home of Alexander T. Brown, co-founder of Brown-Lipe-Chapin Company, a firm that was absorbed into General Motors. Brown was a successful inventor and manufacturer. He added such engineering features to the house as a hydraulic elevator and a house-wide vacuum cleaning system. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and is located at 726 West Onondaga Street in Syracuse.  ...more
    • City/Town: Syracuse, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1895
    • Style: Romanesque architecture
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    Alton Simmons House

    The Alton Simmons House, also known as Alton Simmons Residence, is a Ward Wellington Ward-designed home in Syracuse, New York. It is a gambrel-roofed house and includes a Henry Mercer-tiled fireplace.  ...more
    • City/Town: Syracuse, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1912
    • Architect: Ward Wellington Ward
    • Created By: Ward Wellington Ward
  • The Amos Block is a Romanesque Revival building located on the southwest corner of Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse, New York. The building's developer and namesake, Jacob Amos, served as mayor of Syracuse from 1892-1896. Originally, the Erie Canal ran directly behind the Amos Block, and goods were loaded and unloaded from the building's upper levels onto the Canal, while the first floor on the West Water St side contained a retail grocer. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. In 2006, the Amos Block was renovated, and was renamed "The Amos." The building continues to serve as a multi-purpose structure, with retail on the first floor, and residential  ...more
    • City/Town: Syracuse, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1878
    • Created By: Joseph Lyman Silsbee
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Romanesque Revival architecture
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    Archbold Gymnasium

    Archbold Gymnasium is a gymnasium located on the campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. It was built in 1908 with money donated by John Dustin Archbold, a major benefactor of the university, who also funded the building of Archbold Stadium, just to the west of the gymnasium. It served as the home to the men's basketball team until the building of the Manley Field House in 1962, with the exception of the time from January, 1947 to 1949. This was due to a large fire which gutted most of the building. The building was rebuilt from 1948 to 1949, and a southern addition was made in 1952, as well as a neighboring gymnasium, which was built in 1989. The building now houses the  ...more
    • City/Town: New York, USA