Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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

Walking Tours

The Old Neighborhood Part I

Stop #06

451 Westcott Street

  • Built: ca. 1890
  • Architect: Unknown
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This attractive 2 1/2-story house is yet another variation on a Queen Anne style theme wherein an essentially simple, almost box-like house is enlivened by pulling and pushing at the underlying cubic form to create a seemingly unique multi-faceted house.  Unlike its immediate neighbors this house is entered on a central axis. The house is little wider than many on the street, and this allows a central entrance hall flanked by parlor spaces. Though the facade is not symmetrical, the central axis is emphasized by the placement a small pediment over the main entrance and then the inclusion of a large attic level pedimental dormer directly overhead. The house is nicely painted. The two-tone treatment in earth tones is probably similar to its original coloring.