The Hawley-Green Historic District is one of the few 19th century residential areas left in the city. Located in Syracuse's near northeast side, it is one block south of James Street where beautiful mansions once lined the street.
Originally located between the villages of Lodi and Syracuse, the area combined industrial development, neighborhood commerce and residential use. The area first attracted a working-class population of carpenters, wagon makers, silversmiths, painters, and musicians. They built modest houses along these streets in Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate styles.