Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

A vibrant eastside neighborhood rich in history, culture, food and entertainment

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Gridded Garden

Stop #04

106 Victoria Place

  • Built: ca. 1900
  • Architect: Unknown
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This fine house is transitional in style and form between the asymmetry of the Queen Anne style, with its variety of applied details, and the Colonial Revival style, with the use of classical details such as the pediment and columns of the porch. The projecting polygonal bay allows light to enter the house from the east, west and north. The bay ends in a large attic-level dormer the height of which provides ample living space at that level. The dormer is decorated to become a prominent facade element. Note the scrolled brackets that provide the transition from the polygonal bay to the projecting gable.  The house’s ample porches provide transitional space between the public street and the privacy of the house.

The driveway to the right of the house was probably installed in the 1920s when automobile ownership became more common in the neighborhood. It maintains the then-common form of two concrete paths for the car’s wheels, with the rest of the space filled with gravel or grass.