Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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Stop #20

530 Allen St

  • Built: ca. 1905
  • Architect: Unknown
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This ample house is a late variation of the Shingle style, and has a fine example of cross-gabled gambrel roof which, on the main facade, ties the roof into the second story. The gables act as large dormers and expand the height of the third floor turning would be attic into living space. the larger than normal triple window at the top of the main facade is another indication of third floor use. A horizontal string course runs atop the second story windows and this is partially obscured by an unusually decorative fringe, in which the bottom row of shingles are given a saw-tooth edge.

The front porch employs piers instead of columns and these are sheathed in shingles like the rest of the house. Ornate brackets spring from the piers to support the porch roof.