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 #10

453 Westcott Street

  • Built: 1890s
  • Architect: Unknown
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This modest Queen Anne house retains it original form, especially in the upper section with decorative brackets and gables. Originally it would have been covered with narrow clapboards which probably still exist beneath its more recent aluminum siding. Still, the original decorative shingles remain visible in the gable. The window frames are also original, but the house has lost its original front door. Its rough stone foundation is the norm for most local houses built before 1900.

This house was once almost identical to itsĀ  neighbor, #445. The two were probably built together.