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Howard T. Yates Drawings

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 16 Mar 2016

Biographical History

Howard T. Yates (1889-1956) was a licensed architect and engineer in Syracuse, New York. His work in and around Syracuse includes a large Tudor home on Scottholm designed for the M. L. Franklin family (of Franklin Co. Furniture), new suburban housing tracts around the edges of Syracuse in the late 1920s, most of the houses in the Dewittshire development, located on both sides of Jamesville Road just south of East Genesee Street in Dewitt, the Dunbar Center at 950 South Townsend Street (built in 1940 and demolished in 1964), Giminski's Furniture Store at 1411 West Genesee Street (as of 2015, home of the Syracuse New Times), and a household electrical appliance store for John D. Wilson, owner of the Wilson Building (where Yates had his office) and Wilson's Leading Jewelers, Inc.

[Information taken from and from "Rediscovering Howard T. Yates (d. 1956), Architect of Early Suburbs," by Samuel Gruber, My Central New York blog, 17 Sep 2012.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Howard T. Yates Drawings consists of architectural drawings and specifications for masonry and carpentry work by architect and engineer Howard Yates, for the residence and garage of Benjamin Redner, 124 Circle Rd, Syracuse, N.Y., 1926

Arrangement of the Collection

Original order.


Access Restrictions:

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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


Redner, Benjamin.
Yates, Howard T., 1889-1956.


Architecture -- New York (State)


Syracuse (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Blueprints (reprographic copies)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Howard T. Yates Drawings,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from University Archives, 2016. Originally donated to Syracuse University Archives by John Felleman, 2003.

Table of Contents

Architectural drawings