Amos Block

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The Amos Block
Amos Block.jpg
Amos Block is located in New York
Amos Block
Amos Block is located in the US
Amos Block
Location Syracuse, New York
Coordinates 43°3′2.7″N 76°9′15.6″W / 43.050750°N 76.154333°W / 43.050750; -76.154333Coordinates: 43°3′2.7″N 76°9′15.6″W / 43.050750°N 76.154333°W / 43.050750; -76.154333
Built 1878
Architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP reference # 78001890 [1]
Added to NRHP November 16, 1978

The Amos Block is a Romanesque Revival building located on the southwest corner of Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse, New York. The building's developer and namesake, Jacob Amos, served as mayor of Syracuse from 1892-1896. Originally, the Erie Canal ran directly behind the Amos Block, and goods were loaded and unloaded from the building's upper levels onto the Canal, while the first floor on the West Water St side contained a retail grocer.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

In 2006, the Amos Block was renovated, and was renamed "The Amos." The building continues to serve as a multi-purpose structure, with retail (including, once again, a grocery store) on the first floor, and residential apartments on the upper floors.

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Syracuse, New York


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Miller, Ellen R. (August 30, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Amos Block". Retrieved 2008-12-26.  and Accompanying 18 photos, exterior and interior, from 1977, 1978, and undated