Strathmore, Syracuse

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Onondaga Park
Strathmore houses around Onondaga Park

Strathmore is a neighborhood in the southwest of Syracuse, New York state, United States. It is a mostly residential neighborhood that has many houses from the early and middle of the twentieth century. An extension of the middle class and upper middle class Summit Ave. residential neighborhood on the other side of Onondaga Park, Strathmore was marketed as "an exclusive residential district" when it officially opened on September 27, 1919, It attracted solidly middle class and upper middle class residents into various enclaves such as Robineau Road. The original advertisement flyer proclaimed: "There can be no cheap homes in Strathmore by the Park"--which referred to Onondaga Park containing Hiawatha Lake. Strathmore was zoned strictly residential, allowing for only single-family homes with garages garage. Today, the neighborhood remains desirable and attracts a diverse, solidly middle and upper middle class population of white collar, academic, and creative class professionals.

Strathmore is characterized by its Garden City town planning principles, bucolic tree-lined streets, and residential architecture of substantial and well built Colonial Revival, Georgian, Federal, Norman French, Tudor, and Arts and Crafts style homes. During the annual Strathmore House Tour, five renovated houses are open to the public. In 1987, Onondaga Park became an official Syracuse Historic Preservation District.

Strathmore homes designed by Ward Wellington Ward which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are:

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