Historic Photos of Syracuse

Historic Photos of Syracuse


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Syracuse was a city born in the early nineteenth century through the combination of a valuable natural resource, salt, and its fortunate position sitting astride the great engineering wonder of the age, the Erie Canal. Over time, the importance of both faded, but by then the community had become a manufacturing power. By the late nineteenth century, it was producing a wide variety of products, from typewriters to agricultural implements. And it had grown to become New York State’s fourth-largest city. Syracuse created beautiful city parks and public buildings in the early twentieth century, enjoyed a downtown retail and entertainment boom during the Roaring Twenties, successfully struggled with the hard times of the Great Depression, and then turned its factories into arsenals for victory during World War II. The postwar era brought its own challenges, ones that the city is continuing to meet, but also a new set of events and places to experience, and fondly remember today. This fascinating journey through time is captured in the remarkable images reproduced in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596524323
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,168,037
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dennis J. Connors is Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center. He regularly lectures and offers walking tours about Syracuse area history, as well as serving as chief curator for several of the museum's exhibitions. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he served previously as chair of the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board and is the author of numerous historical articles and earlier books including Crossroads in Time: An Illustrated History of Syracuse and entries for The Encyclopedia of New York State. He resides in Syracuse with his wife and three sons.

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Historic Photos of Syracuse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the quality of photos reproduced from the OHA archives is excellent, but the lack of organization is disappointing. nevertheless, it evokes the feel of neighborhoods & downtown from the Civil War until Urban Renewal. and careful notation is made of which few of the buildings pictured still survive. would be a great gift for anyone familiar with the city.