New York State Fairgrounds – Syracuse NY

Description

Syracuse’s 275-acre New York State Fairgrounds site was built during the Great Depression. Its construction was enabled by funds provided by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA supplied a $264,907 grant for the project, whose final cost was $589,408. Construction primarily occurred during 1937.

PWA Docket No. NY 539.

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 21.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 1, 2014.

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Location Info


581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209

Coordinates: 43.075459, -76.219250

One comment on “New York State Fairgrounds – Syracuse NY

  1. Grant Johnson

    The Fairgrounds were originally sited in this location in 1890. The PWA may have done site improvements and constructed some buildings in the mid-to-late1930s, but many of the buildings were built between 1900 and the early 1930s, several as part of a 1908 master plan by architects Green & Wicks: http://archive.org/stream/brickbuild19unse#page/n13/mode/2up

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