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The Yates: 1905

The Yates: 1905

1905. "Yates Hotel, Syracuse, N.Y." Opened in 1892 and demolished in 1971, "the most elegant hotel outside Manhattan" is now a parking lot. View full size.

 

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Ah yes, the razing of old buildings were rampant in the 1970s. I remember an old, beautiful Paramount theater here in my city that was razed for a parking lot. It was a sad day. Many people realized we were losing a historic building and protested about its destruction, but were ignored. Finally in the late 1980s, city council members admitted what was done in the 1970s was wrong, for tearing the theater down, and vowed to try in the future to preserve what is left of some of our old buildings. Anyway, the Yates was a beautiful building and I hope someone managed to salvage the gorgeous stained glass transoms from being demolished.

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