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These pages will feature North Syracuse, NY, landmarks that don't have their own page, due to the fact that I don't have very many pictures of them at the moment. If you'd like to contribute any photos to the site please send an e-mail to the address at the bottom of the page.
Club 37 is located on Route 11, in the southern end of North Syracuse. I've been there a couple of times, and found it less than memorable. It's well known for being the place that WWF (oh sorry, WWE) wrestler Shawn Michaels got assaulted in 1995. A group of about 5 very "tough" (note the sarcasm) men, including at least one Fort Drum soldier, severely injured Shawn in the parking lot. Click here to read a newspaper article about the incident. The first picture below is from 1999, a few years after the club had closed. The second was taken in 2007, and the club was still closed. I think that sign has read, "ENING SOON CLUB N" for over 5 years now.
The Royal Motel, located near Club 37, has been there for as long as I can remember. I would guess that it opened some time in the 1960s. The sign itself is classic, but I've never traveled down the long driveway to get to the actual motel. Photo taken in 2007.
CLAM BAR & WAFFLEWORKS
Clam Bar is located near Club 37 and Royal Motel, but on the other side of the road. This restaurant has also been at this location for as long as I can remember. I'm not a big fan of the clams, so I've never enjoyed their cuisine. However, if you do enjoy clams and other such sustenance I'm sure Clam Bar is a lovely place to eat. Waffleworks was located near Clam Bar, but didn't last very long. It seems like the restaurant was only there for about a year or two. Both of these photos are from 1999.
North Plaza was best known for being the home of Switz's from 1954 to 1984. There have been several different businesses located in North Plaza over the years, including the Department Of Labor. These photos are from 1999.
The following photos are courtesy of Ken W., and were taken around 1960. Click on either photo to view them full size. The first photo shows Route 11 and South Bay Road looking north. Switz's in North Plaza can be seen as well as the original McDonalds. The second photo shows South Bay Road looking west. Big Dip can be seen on the right side of the picture.
NORTH SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOOL 1981 YEARBOOK
Keith Kobland of CBS 5 News in Syracuse was nice enough to let me scan some photos from his high school yearbook. The first photo below is the front cover, and the second is the front page of the book. The last two are the now-famous photos of Keith that were shown on CBS 5 News during a segment on this site (click here to see that segment). He took some teasing from his fellow newscasters about his hair in these photos, but I give Keith a lot of credit for being courageous enough to show these photos on the air. Actually, I think some of the other newscasters in the Syracuse area should follow Keith's lead and share their high school photos with the public. I'd be more than willing to post them on this site!
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