this old house

Save This Old House – Fixer Upper Victorian in Syracuse NY Reduced

121 Borden Ave W,Syracuse, NY, 13205          $3,000 Reduced to $1,000


Save this old house. These Syracuse Land Bank houses really distress me. First, they almost always have the build date way off. This home was definitely not built in 1935. What date would you give it? My main point of distress, however, is the condition of these houses. As Syracuse fell into decline, slum lords bought up many of these once proud homes. After they sucked out all they could from these homes without making repairs, they abandoned them.

According to, “While there are many properties with historic character, the neighborhood has a high vacancy rate and many structures are in need of rehabilitation or demolition. The South Salina Street National Register District lines this street from West Kennedy Avenue to West Borden Street.  A local not‐for‐profit has been working to stabilize this residential corridor. Their work includes rehabilitation of three notable properties as one enters this district, and new construction of one residence which blends well with the surrounding historic properties.”


Save this old house. Be part of the South Side revitalization! Bring this once stunning home back to its original beauty alongside the other gorgeous neighborhood homes. Currently set up as a two-family it could easily be converted back to a grand single-family residence. Six bedrooms, two full baths, original detailed hardwood design and good sized backyard. Property needs significant rehab. Potential buyers need to show proof of funds for home purchase plus amount of contractor drafted rehab specs. Property needs work and being sold as-is without warranty or representations. Property Purchase Application, Contract to Purchase are available on our website. Completed offers should be submitted no later than the first Tuesday of each month for consideration at the Board of Directors Meeting, normally scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month. Please confirm dates and times.


  • Diana

    My great gradparents lived and worked in Syracuse in the late 1880’s. This home and it’s style were around in 1900. My grandparents lived in a Victorian when the area was vibrant and alive when railroads ran and Erie Boulevard was the Erie canal. The railroad and the locks were the lifeblood of many of the industries that are now gone. Corning, Kodak, pharma companies etc.

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