678 West Onandaga Overall

678 West Onandaga Overall

Overall view of the Neal house, looking north. To its left stands an apartment building; to its right stands another old mansion in slightly better repair.

678 W Onandaga opposite view

678 W Onandaga opposite view

The Neal house, looking west.

678 W Onandaga cupola

678 W Onandaga cupola

This view of the cupola and upper roofline shows clearly how the structure is decaying.

678 W Onandaga steps

678 W Onandaga steps

Front steps of the Neal House. Each step is a solid stone slab, one of which has fractured. Yes, that's someone's wayward garbage bag at lower left.

Signs of Progress?

Signs of Progress?

On a 2019 site revisit, signage was visible showing that the property had been entered in the Syracuse Land Bank and that the International L. Frank Baum and All Things Oz Historical Foundation, which operates an Oz-themed museum in Chittenango, New York, is conducting restoration of the site. Aside from boarding up a shattered window in the cupola, little progress is visible compared to other photos on this page, taken in 2013.

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