Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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

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Stately Streets

Stop #54

255 Cambridge St

  • Built: ca. 1910
  • Architect: Unknown
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This is a one and one-half-story frame  house surmounted by a side-gable roof, with a large shed dormer on the western part, facing Cambridge Street.  It is typical of the popular small house type common for small families buying or building their first home in the early 20th century.Though small, it might have seemed palatial to industiral workers or white collar clerks or others moving from the dense and dirty and increasingly industrialized downtown to the more bucolic streets in the Westcott neighborhood.

The house is built on cast block foundations and is clad in clapboard on the first story and cedar shingles on the upper level and gables.  The small rectangular lot rises slightly to the east and the house sets slightly above street level. There is no driveway or garage.

(Updated August 2020)