Land Bank

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11:28 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife

The house at 678 W. Onondaga St. was built in 1880.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

The abandoned, boarded-up Syracuse house where Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum first met his future wife might finally have a brighter future via the land bank.  Syracuse common councilors Monday approved the sale of the tax delinquent house at 678 W. Onondaga Street to the land bank, which then could choose to sell it to the Baum Foundation.  Executive Director Kathleen DiScenna says the couple met in 1881.   She says his late niece Cynthia told her,

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Local News
6:06 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks about his plans to allocate state funds to clean up the Near Westside in Syracuse, NY Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News
  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Home Headquarter's Executive Director Kerry Quaglia and Near West Side resident Haydee Rolon speak about revitalizing the area.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pointed to a homeowner and a neighborhood on Syracuse’s Near West Side today as an example of how he plans to dedicate money to the state’s land banks.  He stopped by Haydee Rolon’s house on Marcellus Street to announce his intention to allocate $20 million more in relief for the neighborhoods by addressing vacant properties.

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