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Syracuse, New York
Syracuse in Central New York

Syracuse, New York, is the primary city in and county seat of Onondaga County; the fifth most populous city in New York state; and the largest United States city with the name "Syracuse". Established in 1825, the city had a population of 145,170 at the 2010 census, (making it the 175th largest in the country); its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. Syracuse is the economic and educational hub of central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants.

Syracuse is well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex and, directly west of the city, the Empire Expo Center, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair.

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Hanover Square in Downtown Syracuse is public park shaped as a triangle at the intersection of Warren, Water, and East Genesee Streets. The name may also refer to the larger Hanover Square Historic District which includes seventeen historic buildings in the area that was the first commercial district in Syracuse. In the warm weather months, entertainment is common on the plaza around the fountain.

The public square was originally named Veteran's Park. It was renamed to Hanover Square after the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was dedicated in Clinton Square in 1910 and the function of commemorating Syracuse's war dead was shifted there.


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Doris Kenyon
Doris Kenyon (September 5, 1897 – September 1, 1979) was a popular actress of motion pictures and television. She grew up in Syracuse, New York, where her family had a home at 1805 Harrison Street. Her father, Dr. James B. Kenyon, was a Methodist Episcopal Church minister at University Church. Kenyon studied at Packer College Institute and later at Columbia University. She sang in the choirs of Grace Presbyterian and Bushwick Methodist Churches in Brooklyn, New York.

Her voice attracted the attention of Broadway theatrical scouts who enticed her to become a performer on the stage. She first appeared in the Victor Herbert operetta The Princess Pat.


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The Niagara Mohawk Building is an art deco classic building in Syracuse, New York. It is a building of the Niagara Mohawk power utility company that is now a division of National Grid plc. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Niagara Hudson Building in 2010.

The Niagara Hudson Building in Syracuse is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture and a symbol of the Age of Electricity. Completed in 1932, the building became the headquarters for the nation’s largest electric utility company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary program of exterior lighting.

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South Salina Street in Syracuse, New York in 1906
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Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York

Did you know...

  • ... that Syracuse receives the most annual average snow of any metropolitan area in the United States at 115.6 inches (294 centimetres)?

Syracuse suburbs

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Towns and villages in Onondaga County make up most of the suburban communities in the Greater Syracuse area. Towns and villages in such surrounding counties as Oswego, Madison, Cortland, or Cayuga on the border of Onondaga County may also be considered Syracuse suburbs.

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  • Nickname: the Salt City
  • Form of government: Common Council
  • Incorporated: 1825 (village)
  • Incorporated: 1847 (city)
  • County: Onondaga County, New York

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