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 #14

106 Concord Place

  • Built: ca. 1920
  • Architect: Unknown
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This is one of the few examples of a classic bungalow found in the neighborhood. Bungalows were popular as an off shoot of the Arts & Crafts movement.  Bungalows first appeared in California in the 1890s. They evolved from the California Craftsman movement, which sought to preserve simplicity and craftsmanship in architecture. The Bungalow style was influenced by other styles including Shingle, Stick, Swiss Chalet, and Spanish Colonial. The small but adequate Bungalow answered a growing need for low-cost housing and was popular in all parts of the country.  In California, where they were frequent waterfront constructions, bungalows were simple boxes slightly raised from the ground. In Syracuse bungalows are more substantial, usually having excavated foundations and thus basement levels, and sometimes living space also crammed into small upper floors.

Many variations of bungalow designs were offered in popular house catalogs during the first decades of the 20th century. The standard Bungalow is square or rectangular in plan, one-and-a-half stories high, with horizontal lines, a low pitched gable or jerkin-head (clipped gable) roof, wide roof overhangs and gable or jerkin-head roofed front porch. Various home building companies sold kits including plans, pre-cut lumber and all the interior finishing materials, so that bungalows could be purchased cheap and constructed quickly.