Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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

Walking Tours

Stately Streets

Stop #12

205 Harvard Place

  • Built: ca. 1900
  • Architect: Unknown
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This is a fine example of the American Foursquare house, one of the most common house types of the early 20th century. The appeal of its simple geometric form is similar to the early cube-shaped Italianate style house. The Foursquare was easy to construct by local builders and could also be purchased as a kit .

Of special note here is the tall dormer with pediment rising from the front section of the hipped roof – though it does not break the eave (like #317 Harvard). The house is mostly symmetrical, with a central stair to the porch, and a central doorway flanked by large windows.  On the west side is a window set between the floors to light the interior stair.