Hotel Syracuse

The Hotel Syracuse, built in 1924, is the last of the grand hotels in Syracuse’s downtown. Held by a series of absentee landowners in recent years, this elegant building has been allowed to deteriorate. While its glory has faded with the lack of attention, it remains a glorious building. In the summer of 2014, the City of Syracuse seized the building by eminent domain from the unresponsive landowners, and conveyed the property to Ed Riley, a local architect and developer who will spearhead the renovation and revitalization of the hotel. Mr. Riley graciously granted me permission to document the interiors according to HABS/HAER standards. I did the work on behalf of the Onondaga Historical Association, which has agreed to curate the negatives and contact prints.


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Looking over the East Onondaga Street staircase toward the bar, from the balcony above the Bistro.

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