Strathmore, Syracuse

Strathmore houses around Onondaga Park
Onondaga Park
Original Strathmore Neighborhood Layout of Lots

Strathmore is a neighborhood in the southwest of Syracuse, New York, United States.[1] It is a mostly residential neighborhood that has many houses from the early and middle of the twentieth century.

An extension of the middle class and upper middle class Summit Avenue residential neighborhood on the other side of Onondaga Park and Hiawatha Lake, Strathmore was marketed as "an exclusive residential district" when it officially opened on September 27, 1919. It attracted solidly middle class and upper middle class residents into various enclaves such as Robineau Road. The original advertisement flyer proclaimed "There can be no cheap homes in Strathmore by the Park", referring to Onondaga Park. Strathmore was zoned strictly residential, allowing for only single-family homes with a garage. It also contains many rental properties in the "less greater" section past Summit Ave and many vacant properties and rentals in disrepair. IT is largely ignored by City services.

Today, the neighborhood remains desirable and attracts a diverse, solidly middle and upper middle class population of white collar, academic, and creative class professionals. Strathmore is characterized by its Garden City town planning principles, bucolic tree-lined streets, and residential architecture of well-built Colonial Revival, Georgian, Federal, Norman French, Tudor, and Arts and Crafts style homes. During the annual Strathmore House Tour, five renovated houses are open to the public. In 1987, Onondaga Park became an official Syracuse Historic Preservation District.

Strathmore homes designed by Ward Wellington Ward which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are:

Other listings on the National Register of Historic Places are the Huntley Apartments, Onondaga Highlands-Swaneola Heights Historic District, Onondaga Park, and Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision.[2]


  1. "Neighborhoods". City of Syracuse. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  2. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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