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Our Facilities

BUILDINGS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
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Erie Canal Museum Sheriff's Headquarters Court House County Office Building John H. Mulroy Civic Center Patrick J. Corbett Justice Center John C. Dillon Public Safety Building Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences Fire Control Top
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John H. Mulroy Civic Center Office Tower and Theaters 421 Montgomery St. Syracuse, NY 13202 McAfee, Melo, Aebersold, Affleck and Nichols were commissioned in 1968 to design the Civic Center Complex. The complex opened in the fall of 1975 and houses a 16 story office tower and two theaters for performing arts. The office tower is the headquarters for Onondaga County government and many of its service agencies. Department's such as Social Services, Aging and Youth, the Board of Elections and Community Development provide services directly to the public. The facility provides office space for the Syracuse Symphony and the Syracuse Opera Company.

The theater, managed by the OnCenter, serves as the community's main venue for performing arts and culture. In addition to ongoing performances by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Syracuse Opera Company, world famous artists and lecturers have performed on the Carrier and Crouse-Hinds stages.

In 1989 The Onondaga County Legislature named the Civic Center in honor of John H. Mulroy who served as Onondaga County's first County Executive from 1962 to 1987. During his tenure Mr. Mulroy conceived the idea of a facility that combined government offices and the arts.

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County Office Building 600 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

The eight story building was designed by Harry A. and F. Curtis King opened in 1957. The facility currently houses OnondagaCounty departments of Facilities Management, Probation, Social Services, Personnel and the New York State 5th Judicial Unified Courts Administration.

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Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Court House 505 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

Completed in 2003, this City-County venture, designed by Ashley-McGraw in conjunction with Ricci Greene Associates, houses the City and County criminal court facilities, the Commissioner of Jurors and the Onondaga County District Attorney’s staff in 95,977 square feet of space on 6 levels. The courtroom technology includes equipment for audio, video and data presentations. Judges' benches, attorney tables and jury boxes have the capability to receive full presentations in mixed medias. A central media room and remote plug-in ports allow major radio and television stations to receive, amplify and improve the signals from high-tech courtrooms prior to sending it out to live coverage trucks parked outside the building. These signals can also be sent to the Syracuse University Law School for educational purposes. Throughout the building, court schedules are visible on computer-generated monitors controlled by the New York State Unified Courts' computer network.

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Onondaga County Court House 401 Montgomery St. Syracuse, NY 13202

Archimedes Russell designed the Beaux Arts style Court House that opened January 1, 1907. Melvin L. King was the young architect who supervised construction, Edward Joy Company supplied the plumbing and Crouse-Hinds manufactured the switchboard.

The five above ground stories are decorated with marble hallways, mahogany woodwork and ornate plaster and glass. Visitors can use the grand interior staircase to view the historical murals on the second floor that depict Hiawatha and the discovery of salt.

In addition to the 5th Judicial Court District, the Court House is home to the Onondaga County Legislature and the County Clerk.

When Teddy Roosevelt charged that "an alliance between crooked business and crooked politics" made New York State "rotten throughout", the State Republican Chairman sued Roosevelt for libel. The chair that former President Roosevelt sat in when he testified at the trial is on display in Room 300.

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John C. Dillon Public Safety Building 511 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

The Public Safety Building, constructed in 1964 included a 62,300 sq. ft. office tower and a 126,650 sq. ft. jail. In 1995, the jail operations were moved to the Justice Center but the office tower remains operational. The facility is a joint City-County venture. The building houses some City Courts, the Syracuse Police Department, the Syracuse Fire Department and the City Marshall's Office. In 2000 the building was named in memory of John C. Dillon who served as the Sheriff of Onondaga County from 1978 to 1994.

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Onondaga County District Heating and Cooling Plant 601 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

In 1950 the Steam Station was constructed to produce steam to heat County government buildings in the downtown area. In 1964, the the plant was modernized to increase steam production and chillers were added to cool County facilities. Today, a turbine generator supplements purchased electricity, which has helped reduce the County's dependence on public utilities. The DH&C Plant heats and cools the Civic Center complex, County Office Building, County Court House, Public Safety Building, Justice Center, War Memorial, OnCenter and the Everson Museum.

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Click here for a full size image Patrick J. Corbett Justice Center 555 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202 The 612 bed jail facility, designed by Quinlivan, Pierek and Krause, opened in 1995. The direct-supervision model jail is operated by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. The facility houses inmates awaiting trial and sentence. In 2000 the facility was named in memory of Patrick "Packy" Corbett, who served as Onondaga County Sheriff from 1965 to 1978.
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Sheriff's Headquarters 407 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm Dept: Sheriff's Office

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Community Plaza/Everson Garage

The plaza, located next to the Everson Museum of Art between S. State and S. Townsend Streets, is the home of summer time events, such as the Syracuse Gay Pride Alliance annual festival and the Syracuse Latino festival that draw people to the downtown area.

The picturesque setting that overlooks the museum designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, is a community treasure featuring a lighted reflecting pool, lush foliage and modern sculpture.

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Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Blvd. West Syracuse, NY 13202

The County owns the properties known as the Weighlock and Lamanna buildings located at the corner of Erie Blvd. East and Water St. In 1986, the City of Syracuse and the County combined resources to fund the visitors center and Erie Canal Museum. The County agreed to provide use of the two buildings and maintenance to the buildings. The Canal Museum Foundation provides historical and educational information and displays that will interest adults and children alike

 

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Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences 100 Elizabeth Blackwell St. Syracuse, NY 13210

In 1999, the 38,603 sq. ft. Center for Forensic Sciences was opened. With Onondaga County serving as the driving force, the facility was cooperative effort between the County, the City of Syracuse, the SUNY Health Science Center and the American Red Cross. The CFS houses consolidated City-County crime labs, a DNA lab, the County Medical Examiner's Office and labs that are shared with SUNY and a contractor providing tissue donation services.

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Fire Control 4694 Central Ave. Syracuse, NY 13202 Decommisioned 2005
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