The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) recently awarded Pathfinder Bank with its 2022 Paul Malo Award for the renovation of 506 West Onondaga Street. The Paul Malo Award is given for projects that juxtapose old and new, demonstrating respect for our past while promoting our community’s future.
The George C. Hanford House at 506 West Onondaga Street is a two-story Italian Renaissance Revival-style house, designed by the architectural firm of Archimedes Russell and Melvin King and constructed circa 1910. It was built for George C. Hanford, founder of G.C. Hanford Manufacturing CO. (now Hanford Pharmaceuticals.) The “Grand Avenue” of West Onondaga Street and the neighborhood were a fashionable home to many of Syracuse’s businesspeople and politicians in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.