The city's greenhouse is also located in LOP. it is one fourth of what was originally planned. The 1917 neoclassic plan called for four pods to come off the main structure, but only one was built. It was once a true glass covered greenhouse, but sometime in the middle of the 20th century the parks department had to change materials because of vandalism.
The fountain and pergola that one can see from South Avenue have been renovated. The pergola was taken apart to be rebuilt, but unfortunately some of its original stones were carted off during this time. The fountain had a rocky bottom, which has been resurfaced with asphalt. Some of the former rock bottom is now in the city's greenhouse.
Strathmore neighborhood notes
The Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association will host the 10th annual "Art on Porches," Saturday June 19; between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Artists will show and sell their work on Strathmore Drive in the Strathmore Neighborhood of Syracuse. The street will be closed to traffic for a local arts oriented street-fair festival that includes a first rate line-up of area musicians, dancers, food and a free hands-on kids' art station. Past events have attracted more than 1,500 visitors.
This family-friendly event runs in conjunction with the Strathmore Festival, sponsored by the Onondaga Park Association, on Robineau Road. The Strathmore Festival features the annual Historic Homes Tour and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Adelaide Alsop Robineau's Scarab Vase. Both events will highlight the architecture of Strathmore's historic homes and extend the neighborhood's rich history in the arts.
For more about Lower Onondaga Park and the Greenhouse - go to syracuse.ny.us/parks/greenhouse.html.