Boy’s Club in Syracuse

While busy taking some photos of something else a couple of weeks ago, I stopped the car quick as I saw this old building encased on the side and top with newer construction:
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Hmm, the S&W Building, never heard of it.  So of course, I had to look it up.  It ended up being the old Boy’s Club in Syracuse from 1923 to 1983, when it became an office building. Stearns & Wheeler bought and renamed the building to the S&W Building in 2001.

Here’s a photo of the building under construction in 1923:
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Photo courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association

Another old photo:
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Photo courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association

This makes me wonder what happened to the Boy’s Club.  I mean, if it was meant to keep boys off the streets and busy back then, I would think it would be a very good thing to have now.  Probably a money thing.

Wooden Brine Pipes

A couple of weeks ago, while watching trains we discovered this mound was a brine reservoir at Solvay.
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Over the weekend we discovered a couple of old wooden pipes along the side of the road. After doing a quick old map search, we found that a brine pipeline ran from Tully to the brine reservoir in Solvay along the road where we discovered these. Could these have been part of the brine pipeline?

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The salt brine pipes we saw at the Camillus Erie Canal Park were made out of black tupelo.
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Whatever the pipes we found were used for, they certainly are in great shape!

Paper Wasp Nest

This was hanging on my Mom’s home:

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She waited until she was sure all of the wasps were out of it, then had it carefully taken off. This is the inside:
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Is this cool, or what???
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