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Architecture: Local Architecture

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

Pamphlets

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. ARR.

Syracuse landmarks : an AIA guide to downtown and historic neighborhoods. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1993. NA735.S97 H37 1993. ARR; Bird4, FA 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. Bird3; Bird4 FA 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. ARR; Bird3

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. Bird3.

A history of old Syracuse, 1654-1899. Baker, Anne Kathleen. Fayetteville, N.Y. : Manlius Publishing, 1941. F129.S8 B3 1941. Bird3.

Cazenovia : the story of an upland community. Russell A. Grills. Cazenovia, N.Y. : Cazenovia Preservation Foundation, c1977. F129.C38 G7. Bird3.

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. Bird4.

The central district. Syracuse (N.Y.) City Planning Commission. NA9127.S97 S97 1944. ARR. F127.O6 F34 1940. Bird3.

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. ARR.

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

General plan : plans and policies : Syracuse, New York. Syracuse (N.Y.) City Planning Commission. Syracuse: [Department of Planning], 1967. NA9127.S9 A42. ARR; Bird3-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. ARR 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. Bird4 

University Hill : supplement report, March 1972. Buffalo : Alan M. Voorhees & Associates, Inc.,
1972.  HT177.S97 A3 1972. Bird4.

Syracuse, New York : the place to set your sites! Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. Syracuse: Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, 1965. NA9127.S97 G7. ARR; Bird4.

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. ARR.

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. ARR. Microfilm 300. Bird3-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. ARR reserve.

Archimedes Russell

Archimedes Russell (1840-1915): Architect of Syracuse. Benson, John Bradly. Thesis 1979. Bird4, FA- LA.

The Architectural legacy of Archimedes Russell. Hardin, Evamaria. Thesis 1979. Bird4, FA-LA.

Archimedes Russell, upstate architect. Hardin, Evamaria. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1980. NA737.R87 A4 1980. Bird4.

Joseph Lyman Silsbee

The early work of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Pulfer, Donald Robert. Thesis 1981. Bird4, FA-LA.

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 2000Bird-4th Floo

Some recent work. Ward, Ward Wellington. Binghamton: (unique printer). NA737 .W264. ARR 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. ARR reserve; Bird4.

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. ARR reserve; Bird4.