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Sold – Circa 1900 Once Stunning But Now a Fixer Upper Victorian in Syracuse, NY $24K


OHU50K NOTES              $24,000 Sold and under renovation

It definitely is a fixer upper, but the circa 1900 Victorian certainly stands tall on its fenced 90′ x 132′ parcel on State Street. As if the exterior wasn’t impressive enough, the interior features include original arched trim, fireplace mantel with mirror, hardwood floors, original hardware, corner turret, a glorious staircase, built-ins, and stunning tile work in the main bath. Buyer must either be an owner-occupant or renovating the property and selling the home to an owner occupant. Thanks to Debra W. for submitting this fabulous old houses under $50K.


Stunning Southside Victorian. Large home with original features including arched trim, overmantel fireplace with mirror, hardwood floors, double-door entry, original hardware, corner turret, beautiful tilework in main bath. Has double-lot, fenced yard and driveway. 5 bdrms w/possible 6th. 1st floor bedroom has half bath. Must be owner-occupied or renovated and resold to an owner-occupant. Estimated renovation cost is approximately $76k, buyer must show proof of funds in the amount of $100k. – Per Greater Syracuse Landbank

  • 5-6 bedrooms
  • 2+ baths


1814 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13205              $24,000

Contact Greater Syracuse LandbankEmail: [email protected]

Phone: (315) 422-2301

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From looking at the upscale elements of this home, one would think the neighborhood was filled with prominent businessmen when the residence was built at the turn of the century. From US Census records, however, most were either owned or rented by workers at the Smith Corona Typewriter Company, or held mid-management jobs in banks and shops.

Among the home’s former residents was Viola Jenkins Fields. Born in South Carolina in 1911, Fields moved to Syracuse and worked at the Smith Corona Typewriter Company. She also was employed as a cook by several fraternity and sorority houses near Syracuse University. Fields performed loads of volunteer work to her community, and in 2004 was honored by the Southwest Community Center for her service. In 2005, the Syracuse Que Reunion Committee gave her an award of gratitude for dedicated community service. She passed away at the age of 99 in 1999 and was buried in the nearby historic Oakwood Cemetery. – Per Find-A-Grave


Another occupant of the home, Frances Dashley, a 21-year-old nurse, fell three stories from a rear porch of the house. Apparently, the railing was rotted as she leaned against it in July 1957 while washing out a waste paper basket.  The story was reported in Syracuse’s Post-Standard newspaper.


23 July 1957 Post-Standard





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