LOCATION: East Genesee,South State & Fayette Streets

GENERAL INFORMATION: Acerage: 1.194 Downtown Park

FEATURES: "Hamilton White Monument" is a statue and seat in memory of Hamilton S. White who lost his life at a fire on March 13, 1899. It was given by fellow fireman and other citizens. It was unveiled on June 27, 1905.

"Monument to Fireman" is to the men who lost their lives in the Collins Block disaster February 2, 1939. It was erected by the City on the east side of the Park.

"Phillip Eckel Memorial" was dedicated Syracuse Fire Chief who lost his life at a fire on June 1, 1886. Originally installed at the intersection at North Salina, Butternut and State, then moved to Eckel Park in 1955. On May 2, 1979, it moved to Fayette Park which was later renamed Fayette Firefighters Memorial Park.

The beautiful perimeter cast iron fence remains from the original design by landscape architect C. Hastings. Fountain and statuary

RELATED INFORMATION: http://www.syracuse.ny.us/deptFire.asp Syracuse Firefighter's Association

HISTORY: Commonly known as Fayette Park, this 1.2 acre park has been known as Centre Square (1827), LaFayette Park (1838), Fayette Park (1917) and Fayette Firefighters Memorial Park (1972). In 1843, Fredrick Douglass, renowned abolitionist and orator, addressed a Syracuse audience on this site.

Early 20th century residents would not recognize the park or its surroundings if they visited the site today. Most of the private family residences are gone. Originally designed with a spring/summer theme, this gardenesque landscape was redesigned to a more formal style in the early to mid 1900’s.