Whalan Brothers Funeral Home

366 West Onondaga Street
1892

This large, imposing shingle-style residence was built circa 1892 for George Whedon (18321912).  Although the architect is unknown, the plan and many details closely resemble those of the brick residence at 572 West Onondaga Street, also built for Whedon, that was designed by Archimedes Russell.

In 1989, the building was sold at auction for lack of payment of taxes. The house since suffered the stripping of many of its interior architectural details, subsequent neglect and finally abandonment. The carriage house behind the residence burned down in 1999. Nonetheless, much of the grandeur of the building remains in its profile, massing, roof line, chimneys, porch and exterior articulation.

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George Whedon House

Photo: Michael Stanton