Thursday, December 3, 2009

House on the Coast, Post #6

(A continuing series of construction progress photos)

There has been a bit of a lull over Thanksgiving, but the first floor is finished. The second floor has been sheathed, and the framers are laying out the second floor walls in the photos below.

Notable Buildings in Syracuse, New York

There are a few...

Syracuse Savings Bank

Syracuse Savings Bank is a textbook example of the High Victorian Gothic, which was a popular commercial style in the 1870s. This was the first major commission for architect James Lyman Silsbee, who  married well, and taught at Syracuse University School of Architecture for a time.

Detail of entrance

Silsbee did not stay in Syracuse too long; he opened offices in Buffalo and Chicago, where he eventually settled. Frank Lloyd Wright got his first job in architecture in Silsbee's Chicago office.

Niagara - Mohawk Power Company Office Building

Detail of ornament