Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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

Walking Tours

The Old Neighborhood Part I

Stop #58

120 Dell Street / F. S. Cone shop

  • Built: ca. 1890-92
  • Architect: Unknown
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This building is one of the first buildings erected on the street and was intended from the start to serve a commercial purpose.  Known originally as Cone’s Store, the building also served as the local polling place.  In a sense it was the beginning of the Westcott Commercial district.  In the 1940s it was a barbershop where the father of former Syracuse Common Councilor Nancy McCarty cut hair.  Architecturally it is of great interest for the amount of still-intact decoration.  In style, it is a wood frame version of the more substantial brick commercial buildings, sometime decorated with cast iron details, that were more common downtown and on the Northside, such as can still be seen on North Salina Street.