Syracuse Landmarks Tour

Come take a walk and see Landmarks in Syracuse

Syracuse Landmarks Tour

Syracuse, New York 13204, United States

Created By: PocketSights

Tour Information

The area where the city of Syracuse today stands was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century. Over the years, the city has grown rapidly, as it is located on the Erie Canal and at the junction of several major highways and railroad lines. The city has many well-preserved buildings that represent a variety of architectural styles. Take this tour to visit some of the most interesting landmarks in Syracuse.


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What You'll See on the Tour

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Columbus Circle

The idea to erect a monument to Christopher Columbus in Syracuse came from a group of Italian-Americans. Initially the statue was to modeled after one of Columbus located in Florence, Italy, but this idea was later set aside. In 1928 a cont... Read more
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Onondaga County Courthouse

The Onondaga County Courthouse, built from 1904 to 1907, was designed in the Neo-Classical style by architect Archimedes Russell. This style was typical for government buildings of this era. The courthouse is located in the historic area of... Read more
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Syracuse City Hall

Syracuse City Hall has an unusual design for a civic building. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by architect Charles E. Colton and was built between 1889 and 1893 using Onondaga limestone. The building has a 165-foot-high bel... Read more
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State Tower Building

The State Tower Building is a high-rise building. Completed in 1928, at a cost of $1.5 million, the building remains the highest in Syracuse to date. It has 23 floors and rises 95.4 meters (312 feet) into the air. The building was designed ... Read more
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Hanover Square

Hanover Square is a triangular-shaped public park located at the intersection of Warren, Water, and East Genesee streets. The triangle was originally named Veteran's Park. It was renamed to Hanover Square after the Soldiers' and Sailors' Mo... Read more
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Niagara Mohawk Building

The Niagara Mohawk Building is an art deco classic building. 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 ... Read more
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Jefferson Clinton Hotel

The Jefferson Clinton Hotel was built in 1927. During the Great Depression, the hotel was taken over by the City of Syracuse and was renamed the Dome Hotel. This hotel closed in 1986 and remained vacant until 2001 when it reopened as Hawtho... Read more

 

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