121 Borden Ave W,Syracuse, NY, 13205 $3,000
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 syragov.net, “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.