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Skeele Builders, Inc. Records

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 11 Nov 2019

Biographical History

Skeele Builders, Inc. was a residential construction company located in Central New York. The company was started by farmer Duane Skeele of Fabius, New York in the 1850s, who began by building barns and homes for neighbors. Duane's son Irving and grandson Carl continued the business, building hundreds of homes in and around Syracuse, New York. Skeele homes were "noted for workmanship and detail, including cabinetry and cornices" (Syracuse Post Standard, 12 Nov 1998, pp. B1-2). Carl died in 2001.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Skeele Builders, Inc. Records contains approximately 200 original blueprints and drawings from Skeele Builders, Inc., a well-respected Syracuse (New York) contractor especially active in post-war development.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Skeele Builders, Inc.


Architecture -- United States.
Construction industry -- United States.
Dwellings -- Design and construction
House construction.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Drawings (visual works)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Skeele Builders, Inc. Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy Skeele Edwards, 2017.

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