Syracuse University Archives, Archimedes Russell, architecture, von Ranke Library, Yates Hotel, Syracuse history, Erie Canal, Gothic Revival
American Art and Architecture | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
In November 1978 the Syracuse architectural firm of King and King gave an extensive collection of the papers of Archimedes Russell to the Archives of Syracuse University. The gift drew attention to a man who did as much as any other to shape the face of both the Syracuse University campus and the city of Syracuse. Archimedes Russell's commissions included Park Presbyterian Church, the churches of St. Anthony of Padua and St. Lucy, the First English Lutheran Church, the Yates Hotel, Dey Brothers Department Store, and the Snow Building, as well as Central High School, the fourth Onondaga County Courthouse, Crouse Memorial College, and the von Ranke Library building. His professional papers tell us a great deal about the practice of the regional builder-architect, as well as the character of life in Syracuse during the second part of the nineteenth century.
Hardin, Evamaria. "Archimedes Russell and Nineteenth-Century Syracuse." The Courier 16.3 and 16.4 (1979): 3-22.