Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mizpah Tower

Downtown Syracuse has some architectural gems.  
First Baptist Church and Mispah Tower has residential space that could also be offices above the sanctuary that was used for concerts for a few years, though not recently. We saw David Byrne there, and Joan Baez. Amazing concerts. The concert space is intimate and interesting, and the sound was good. It is a listed building within the Montgomery Street-Columbus Circle National Historic District.
Mizpah needs a lot of work. It sits lifeless and there are no plans for it. A developer stabilized it with work on the roof within the last couple of years. Several years ago thieves made off with some of the stained glass.
Seems to me that it could hold its own if it got into the right hands. Downtown is becoming a desirable address again, and the neighborhood is close to Armory Square. 

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