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Architecture: Local Architecture

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.

Pamphlets

History of the AIA Central New York

City of Syracuse

Yates Castle

Books - Architecture

Architecture worth saving in Onondaga County. Syracuse University, School of Architecture. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, c1964. NA730.N4 N3. King + King.

Syracuse landmarks : an AIA guide to downtown and historic neighborhoods. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1993. NA735.S97 H37 1993. King + King; Bird 4F, ref (does not circulate).

The historic buildings of Skaneateles : a self-guided walking tour. Skaneateles, N.Y. : (the author), 1985. F127.S626 W72 1985. Bird-Spec Coll, New York.

Onondaga landmarks: a survey of historic and architectural sites in Syracuse and Onondaga County. Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency. Syracuse: Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County, 1981. F127.O6 S95 1981. Bird 4F, ref (does not circulate).

Books - History

Syracuse, from salt to satellite : a pictorial history. Schramm, Henry W. Woodland Hills, Calif. : Windsor Publications, c1979. F129.S8 S37. King + King

Past and present of Syracuse and Onondaga county, New York, from prehistoric times to the beginning of 1908. New York, Chicago: The S. J. Clarke publishing co., 1908. F127.O6 B37. Bird 3F

A history of old Syracuse, 1654-1899. Baker, Anne Kathleen. Fayetteville, N.Y. : Manlius Publishing, 1941. F129.S8 B3 1941. Bird 3F

Cazenovia : the story of an upland community. Russell A. Grills. Cazenovia, N.Y. : Cazenovia Preservation Foundation, c1977. F129.C38 G7. Bird 3F

Country roads revisited : the cultural imprint of Madison County. Oneida, N.Y. : Madison County Historical Society, 1984. F127.M2 C68 1984. Bird-Spec Coll, New York.

Report on community progress, 1945-1952 : measured by the yardstick of the post-war plan. Syracuse-Onondaga County (N.Y.) Civic Development Committee. HN80.S94 S95. Bird 4F

The central district. Syracuse (N.Y.) City Planning Commission. NA9127.S97 S97 1944. King + King. F127.O6 F34 1940. Bird 3F

Syracuse, New York, 1964 : The reasons behind one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Syracuse (N.Y.). City - County Office of Economic Development. Syracuse: Office of Economic Development, 1964. NA9127.S97 A23. King + King.

A study of planning unit 25. Syracuse (N.Y.) Dept. of Planning. Syracuse, N.Y. : 1962. NA9127.S97 A2. King + King.

General plan : plans and policies : Syracuse, New York. Syracuse (N.Y.) City Planning Commission. Syracuse: [Department of Planning], 1967. NA9127.S9 A42. King + King; Bird 3F-Maps Atlas Coll. (does not circulate).

Books - Planning

A general neighborhood renewal plan for central Syracuse, New York.  Syracuse: Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency, 1964-1965. HT168.S99 C46 1964. King + King reserve;   Bird3 maps ref (does not circulate).

Minor plan changes : Clinton Square urban renewal plan : project no. N.Y. R-214. Syracuse Urban Renewal  Agency. Syracuse : Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency, 1972. HT168.S99 C541 1972. Bird 4F

University Hill : supplement report, March 1972. Buffalo : Alan M. Voorhees & Associates, Inc., 1972.  HT177.S97 A3 1972. Bird 4F.

Syracuse, New York : the place to set your sites! Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. Syracuse: Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, 1965. NA9127.S97 G7. King + King; Bird 4F.

Capital improvements as requested by city agencies, 1959-1964. Syracuse (N.Y.). Dept. of City Planning. Syracuse: Dept. of City Planning, 1958. HT168.S97 S97 1958. King + King.

City of Syracuse comprehensive plan. Urban Design Studio, SUNY ESF. Syracuse: State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2004-2007. NA9127.S9 S95 [2004-2007]. ESF-Moon. (multiple volumes)

Urban background to the Interstate Highway Program: the planning and politics of highways in Syracuse, 1944-1960. Cohn, Jerome Allan. HE355 .C644 1978. King + King. Microfilm 300. Bird 3F-Microfilm.

Local Architects

General Reference


Empire State architect. Building for the state of New York, 1790-1890. McKee, Harley J. 1956 Jan.-Feb., v. 16, p. 27 ; 1956 Mar.-Apr., p. 19 ; 1956 May-June, p. 23 ; 1956 July-Aug., p. 19 ; 1956 Sept.-Oct., p. 51-52 ; 1956 Nov.-Dec., p. 33-34 ; 1957 Jan.-Feb., p. 23, 26 ; 1957 Mar.-Apr., p. 20, 29 ; 1957 May-June, p. 33, 50 ; 1957 July-Aug., p. 17, 27 ; 1957 Sept.-Oct., p. 55, 81, illustrations. NA1 .E5. Bird4 (does not circulate).

 

Melvin L. King

Melvin L. King : architect. Syracuse: Architectural Catalog Co., 1925. NA737.K4 M44 1925. King + King, reserve.

 

Archimedes Russell


Archimedes Russell (1840-1915): Architect of Syracuse. Benson, John Bradley. Thesis 1979.

The Architectural legacy of Archimedes Russell. Hardin, Evamaria. Thesis 1979.

Archimedes Russell, upstate architect. Hardin, Evamaria. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1980. NA737.R87 A4 1980.

 

Joseph Lyman Silsbee


The early work of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Pulfer, Donald Robert. Thesis 1981.

 

Ward Wellington Ward


Ward Wellington Ward, architect : list of works. Ward, Ward Wellington. Syracuse: The Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York, c2000. NA737.W29 W29 2000 Bird 4F.

Some recent work. Ward, Ward Wellington. Binghamton: (unique printer). NA737 .W264. King + King, reserve.

The arts & crafts ideal, the Ward House : an architect & his craftsmen. Gabriel, Cleota Reed. Syracuse: The Institute for the Development of Evolutive Architecture, 1978. NA717 .G3. King + King, reserve; Bird 4F.

 

Gordon Wright


A monograph of the recent work of Gordon Wright, architect, and Marjorie Wright, associate. Syracuse: City Bank Building, [192?]. NA737.W7 M66 1920. King + King, reserve.