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Strathmore, Syracuse

Coordinates: 43°1′16″N 76°10′19″W / 43.02111°N 76.17194°W / 43.02111; -76.17194
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Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision
Strathmore, Syracuse is located in New York
Strathmore, Syracuse
Strathmore, Syracuse is located in the United States
Strathmore, Syracuse
LocationGlenwood, S. Geddes, Wellesley, Twin Hills, Strathmore, Arden, Alanson, Charmouth, Robineau, Syracuse, New York
Coordinates43°1′16″N 76°10′19″W / 43.02111°N 76.17194°W / 43.02111; -76.17194
ArchitectWard Wellington Ward; et al.
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSHistoric Designed Landscapes of Syracuse MPS
NRHP reference No.06000564 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 12, 2006
Strathmore houses around Onondaga Park
Onondaga Park
Original Strathmore Neighborhood Layout of Lots

Strathmore, or Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision, is a neighborhood in the southwest of Syracuse, New York, United States.[2] It is a mostly residential neighborhood that has many houses from the early and middle of the twentieth century.



The subdivision was planned by 1917 and developed in 1919 by Clark & Porter, Inc. Marketing materials stated "...no smoke, no dirt, no fogs, no two-family or apartment houses, no business places of any kind, nothing but homes."[3] An extension of the middle class and upper middle class Summit Avenue residential neighborhood on the other side of Onondaga Park and Hiawatha Lake, 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", referring to Onondaga Park. Strathmore was zoned strictly residential, allowing for only single-family and two-family homes with a garage. It also contains many rental properties in the "less greater" section past Summit Ave.

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 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.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[4] Strathmore homes designed by Ward Wellington Ward which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are:

Other listings on the National Register of Historic Places are the Huntley Apartments, Onondaga Highlands-Swaneola Heights Historic District, Onondaga Park, and Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Neighborhoods". www.syracuse.ny.us. City of Syracuse. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Opalka, Anthony. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision". Retrieved February 17, 2009. and Accompanying 11 photos
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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