South Salina Street Downtown Historic District

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Not to be confused with South Salina Street Historic District.
South Salina Street Downtown Historic District
South Salina St Downtown HD1.jpg
Wilson Building
Location 200, 300, & E. side of 400 blks. of Warren, 205-209 Jefferson, 400 blk. & 500-550 S. Salina Sts, Syracuse, New York
Area 9.3 acres (3.8 ha)[2]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000832[1]
Added to NRHP October 16, 2009[1] boundary increase May 7, 2014[3]

South Salina Street Downtown Historic District is a historic district representing what was the commercial core of in Syracuse, New York from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2009. The vacancy rate in the district is high, and some buildings need extensive rehabilitation. Recent revitalization plans served as impetus for seeking listing on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Orignally it included the east side of the 200 block of South Salina Street, the entire 300 block and one building in the 400 block. This area had 22 contributing buildings and 3 non-contributing buildings.[2] Among the contributing properties are two the White Memorial Building and the Loew's State Theater, also individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014 its boundaries were increased to include some more side streets.[3]

Architects represented in the district include Horatio Nelson White, Archimedes Russell, Charles E. Colton, Joseph Lyman Silsbee, Charles D. Wilsey and Thomas W. Lamb.

Landmark name Image Date Built Style # of stories Location Description
1 White Memorial Building WhiteBuilding.jpg 1876 High Victorian Gothic 5 201 S. Salina Street
Multi-colored brick, Ohio sandstone, Onondaga limestone; mansard roof; gargoyles; Joseph Lyman Silsbee, architect
2 Salina Place c. 1870 4 205 S. Salina Street
Three buildings with common cornice; southern building rebuilt 1914
3 McCarthy Building 1894 Italian Renaissance Revival 7 217 S. Salina Street
Beige brick; bracketed eaves; decorative lintels; Charles E. Colton, architect
4 Woolworth Building 1941 Art Deco 2 301 S. Salina Street
Tile and brick; flat roof
5 Dollarwise Building 1856; 1915 Federal 5 313-315 S. Salina Street
Brick; medallion supported eaves
6 Label Shopper Building c. 1915 5 317-319 S. Salina Street
Steel framed; brick; bracketed eaves; decorative details
7 Park-Brannock Building c. 1856 Italianate 5 321 S. Salina Street
Modernized 1930s; clad in cast stone; housed shoe store where Brannock device for measuring feet was manufactured
8 Lee's Express 19th century Italianate, facade covered 5 323 S. Salina Street
Brick; historic material covered
9 Peatfield Building c. 1900 5 325 S. Salina Street
Marble facade; sculptural figures; formerly Syracuse Trust Company and Marine Midland Bank
10 Lerners Building Early 20th century 5 327-329 S. Salina Street
Masonry; white tile; modernized 1950s
11 Jay Cobb Building c. 1919 5 331 S. Salina Street
Brick; pivoting windows; carved frieze; dentiled cornice
12 Dey Brothers Building 1893 Italian Renaissance Revival 6 401 S. Salina Street
Grey brick; terra cotta trim; decorative cornice and parapet; Archimedes Russell, architect
14 Mason Building 1899 Italian Renaissance Revival 6 128 E. Genesee Street
Brick; keystone window lintels; large pilasters; floral decorated frieze; bracketed cornice
15 Witherill Building 1855 Italianate 4 300-304 S. Salina Street
Brick; Syracuse High School 1856-1861; Bryant & Stratton 1870s & 1880s; Henry Pike, architect
16 Wilson Building South Salina St Downtown HD1.jpg 1898 Beaux Arts 7 306-312 S. Salina Street
Brick and cast stone; bracketed balcony; copper cornice; originally known as the Dillaye Memorial Building; Charles E. Colton, architect
17 Bond Building (originally part of the Butler Block - separated c. 1920) c. 1878, c. 1920 3 320-324[dubious ] S. Salina Street
Double width; flat roof; copper sheathing; Horatio Nelson White, architect; later modifications by Charles D. Wilsey
19 Betts Building (originally part of the Butler Block - separated c. 1920) c. 1878, c. 1920 3 320-324[dubious ] S. Salina Street
Masonry; flat roof; classical detailing; large pilasters; Horatio Nelson White, architect
18 Nu-Look Building (originally part of the Butler Block - separated c. 1920) c. 1878, c. 1920 3 326 S. Salina Street
Flat roof; copper sheathing; simple parapet; Horatio Nelson White, architect; later modifications by Charles D. Wilsey
20 Loew's State Theater (a.k.a. Landmark Theatre) LoewsStateTheatre 16december2007.jpg 1928 8 362-374 S. Salina Street
Masonry and light stone; three story arched window above marquee; 21 storefronts, 160 offices; 3,300 seat theater; individually listed 1977; designed by Thomas W. Lamb

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