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Syracuse, NY Art Deco

Art Deco architecture swept the world in the first half of the last century. Even small towns and mid-size cities have some amazing examples of the style. And although examples of the style can be found throughout the world, some of the best examples of the building style are located here in the United States.

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Niagara Mohawk Building

By Bill Mahon

One of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the United States, the building was completed in 1932. The statue above the front center of the building is known as the Spirit of Energy or the Spirit of Light. It stands 28 feet tall.

Above the front entrance to the Niagara Mohawk Building

By Bill Mahon

The architects were Melvin King and Bley & Lyman, like much art deco building design it was a symbol of progress and the future.

Looking skyward at the front entrance.

By Bill Mahon

The winged statue near the top of the central tower of the building personified electric lighting, fitting since it was the headquarters for the nation's largest electric company at the time.

Art deco front door and entranceway

By Bill Mahon

The building is located not far from the art deco gem the Niagara Mohawk Building. It was designed by Thompson and Churchill.

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