ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – In the early 1960′s New York State’s architectural heritage was, according to the Post-Standard, “dwindling.”
In Onondaga County, the grand homes on James Street in Syracuse were gone as were many of the county’s other historically significant buildings.
In order to save the rest, a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts made possible for a book written by four Syracuse University architecture professors.
Published in 1964, “The Architecture Worth Saving in Onondaga County” highlighted 60 area buildings which the authors believed needed to be preserved.
One of these was the John Munro House at 5407 Hamilton Road near Elbridge.
The book’s authors called the cobblestone house “perhaps the most important Gothic Revival building in Onondaga County.”
“Standing amid century-old hard…