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 #32

1002 Euclid Ave

  • Built: 1913
  • Architect: Unknown
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This bungalow is unusual in that the (unknown) architect has managed to squeeze a lot of house onto an unusually shaped site of exceptionally small size. Situated on a corner at the bottom of a well-trafficked hill, the most prominent facade is on the west side — facing Strong Avenue and eastbound traffic on Euclid Avenue. Despite its prominent location, the house is built so sturdily that the traffic on Euclid is not audible from within. Three prominent gables escalate in size from the porch to the main roof, creating an effect of carefully stacked pediments and giving this small house one the most striking profiles in the neighborhood. A fourth projecting gable roof to the south – atop a large dormer – was added ca. 2006 by architect Ellen Deming, who was owner at that time. Inside, rich woodwork and clever spatial organization create an interior that feels cozy and roomy at the same time.

The house’s first owner was brick mason. A subsequent owner – Phyllis Newland – purchased the house in 1978 when it was vacant and dilapidated. She saved it from demolition, beginning a continuing process of renewal and renovation. The interior of the house is noteworthy for its many fine Arts & Crafts and Mission Style details. On the first floor, the living and dining rooms have oak ceiling beams, which fortunately have never been painted. The fireplace has an unusual double mantel. Inside the date “1913” is carved on the stone lintel.