A List of Syracuse Businesses from an 1948 Syracuse Centennial Dinner Program
A List of Syracuse Businesses from an 1948 Syracuse Centennial Dinner Program
Pioneers (Founding names in parenthesis)
1825 Chapman Lumber Co. (Edward Chapman)
1829 The Post-Standard (The Standard)
1832 C. C. Bradley and Son, Inc. (The Bradley Co.)
1836 New York Central Railroad (Utica and Syracuse Railroad)
1839 Gere and Stohrer, Inc. (Thomas T. Davis)
1839 Syracuse Herald-Journal (Western State Journal)
1840 Greenway Brewery Co., Inc.
1845 Frazer and Jones (Frazer, Burns and Jones)
1845 Railway Express Agency, Inc. (Wells and Pomeroy)
1845 Onondaga Pottery Co. (William Farrar)
1846 Western Union Telegraph Co. (The Albany & Buffalo Telegraph Co.)
1848 Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company
1849 Bowen, Perry and Fobes, Inc. (Stevens and Perry)
1849 Central New York Power Corp. (Gas Light Co. of Syracuse)
1849 Church and Dwight Co., Inc.
1849 Syracuse Savings Bank (Syracuse Savings Institution)
1850 Thomas Talbott and Son (Thomas Talbott, Jr.)
1850 The Merchants National Bank and Trust Company of Syracuse
1852 The Salina Press (Lyman Bros.)
1854 Onondaga Hide and Leather Co.
1854 Powers Drug Co. (C. W. Snow Co.)
1855 The Onondaga County Savings Bank
1855 Will and Baumer Candle Co., Inc. (Anton Will)
1856 The House of Peters (Nick Peters)
1857 Haberle Congress Brewing Co., Inc.
1858 Clark Music Co.
1858 Hiscock, Cowie, Bruce, Lee and Mawhinney (Hiscock and Hiscock)
1859 Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co.
1859 Syracuse Transit Corp. (Central City Railway Co.)
1860 W. E. Banning Stamp and Stencil Works
1860 Funda-Austin Construction Corp. (Wm. Funda)
1860 Francis Hendricks Co., Inc. (Francis Hendricks Co.)
1860 H.J. Howe, Inc. (Henry J. Howe)
1860 The Schoeneck Co. (Henry Schoeneck)
1862 D L & W Coal Co. (E. R. Holden & Sons)
1863 Neal and Hyde, Inc. (Price and Wheeler)
1864 Yackel and Rupp, Inc. (A. J. Woodworth and Co.)
1864 Gray Bros. Shoes, Inc.
1865 The Travelers Insurance Company
1865 Greenleaf Funeral Home (James H. Cornell)
1865 Syracuse Lithographing Co.
1865 Auer & Co.
1865 Schmeer's Paper Box Co.
1866 J. and F. B. Garrett Co. (J. Frank B. Garrett)
1866 McKesson and Robbins, Inc. (C. W. Snow and Co.)
1867 Armour and Co.
1867 J. F. Friedel Paper Box Co. (Schmeer and Listman)
1867 Charles Hubbard Son and Co., Inc. (Moore and Hubbard)
1867 Ward Baking Co.
1868 The Borden Co. (Merrell and Soule)
1868 F. H. Ebeling Co.
1868 Alexander Grant's Sons
1868 Sawmiller Fuel Co., Inc. (Sawmiller Bros.)
1868 W. O. Zischang Co. (A. O. Zischang)
1868 Robert J. Sloan
1868 Charles Gibbs
1869 First Trust and Deposit Co. (Trust and Deposit Co. of Onondaga)
1869 I. & C. Rosenbloom (S. Rosenbloom and Sons)
1869 St. Joseph's Hospital
1870 Day and Munro Co. (Thomas F. Truair)
1870 L. House and Sons Co.
1870 Peoples Ice Co. (Charles Listman)
1870 Syracuse University
1870 D L & W Railroad Co. (Syracuse & Binghamton Railroad Co.)
1870 P. Drescher Sons (P. Drescher)
1871 Handov Fur Co. (Hawkins & Goodrich)
1872 Burhans and Black, Inc.
1872 W. D. Carpenter Co., Inc.
1872 Dunning and Boschert Press Co. (Boomer and Boschert Press Co.)
1872 Marsellus Casket Co., Inc.
1872 I. U. Doust Photo Materials Co. (I. U. Doust)
1872 Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (R. G. Dun & Co.)
1873 Kieffer Bros., Inc. (Kieffer and Walsh)
1874 Bardeen's, Inc. (Davis and Bardeen)
1875 Equitable Life Assurance Society of U. S.
1875 Edward Joy Co. (Edward Joy)
1875 Lipe Rollway Corp. (C. E. Lipe)
1875 Muench Pharmacy (Wm. Muench Pharmacy)
1875 Oberdorfer Foundries, Inc. (John Balch Co.)
1876 Crucible Steel Co. of America (Sanderson Bros. Steel Co.)
1876 Syracuse Chilled Plow Co.
1876 Traugott & Lohman, Inc.
1877 Easy Washing Machine Corp. (Dodge and Zuill)
1877 Syracuse Twist Drill Co.
1878 Hall and McChesney, Inc.
1878 P. R. Quinlan, Inc.
1878 N. Y. Telephone Co.
1878 Stove and Furnace Repair House (H. E. Hessler Co.)
1879 The Hofmann Packing Co., Inc. (Hofmann Bros.)
1879 A. E. Nettleton Co.
1879 Nottingham, Clymer, Smith and Paltz (Goodell and Nottingham)
1880 Hueber Bros.
1880 Straight Line Engine and Machine Corp.
1880 Swift and Co.
1880 W. J. D. Cigar Factory
1880 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
1880 McDowell Lumber Co.
1881 Empire Metal Co.
1881 S. M. Flickinger Co., Inc. (Hudson Bros. and Co., Inc.)
1881 Moore and Quinn, Inc.
1881 The Solray Process Division Allied Chemical and Dye Corp. (The Solvay Process Co.)
1882 Associated Laundries, Inc. (Empire Steam Laundry)
1882 Dey Bros. and Co.
1882 Falso Air-Trol Co. (Joseph Blant, Frank Falso)
1882 Falso Heating and Sheet Metal Co. (Joseph A. Blant Tin Shop)
1882 The Houser Elevator Co.
1882 Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc. (Standard Oil Co. of N. Y.)
1882 Wright and Welton, Inc. (E. B. Wright and Son)
1882 Joseph G. Kren
1883 Benedict Manufacturing
1883 R. E. Dietz Co. (Steam Gauge and Lantern Co.)
1883 F. Marty and Co.
1883 N. Y. Fire Insurance Rating Organization (Underwriters' Association of N. Y. S.)
1883 Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co.
1884 John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co.
1885 J. R. Clancy, Inc.
1885 Syracuse Pottery, Inc.
1885 Syracuse Supply Co.
1885 Cherry Burrell Corp. (D. Henry Gowing)
1886 Van Wagenen-Sager, Inc. (Sager Bros.)
1886 National Biscuit Co. (Young & Larabee)
1887 Evans Dairy (George E. Evans)
1888 Kane and Roach
1889 Engelberg Huller Co., Inc.
1888 First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Syracuse (Syracuse Savings and Loan Association)
1888 Goodyear-Burlingame School
1888 The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
1888 Home Life Insurance Co. of N. Y.
1888 Kallfelz Bros. Baking Co., Inc.
1888 Kelley Baking Co., Inc. (Foote, Gloger and Kelley)
1888 Mack Bros. Boiler and Sheet Iron Works, Inc. (Onondaga Steam Boiler and Iron Works Co.)
1888 New Process Gear Corp. (The Process Raw Hide Co.)
1888 E.J. Page
1888 Paragon Supply, Inc. (The Paragon Plaster Co.)
1888 Syracuse Pharmacal Co.
1888 L. A. Witherill, Inc.
1889 O. M. Edwards Co.
1889 General Electric Co. (The Thomas-Houston Co.)
1889 C. A. Reeve Paint Co., Inc.
1889 F. W. Woolworth Co.
1889 E. W. Edwards & Son
1890 Joseph F. Buff (Alvord and Frensdorf)
1890 Auto-Lite Battery Corp. (Eibridge'Electrical Manufacturing Co.)
1890 Brown Bros. Hardware and Paint Corp. (John W. Brown)
1890 J. S. Caldwell Lumber Co., Inc. (Joseph S. Caldwell)
1890 M. Lemp
1890 N. Y. Life Ins. Co.
1890 Syracuse Ornamental Co., Inc.
1890 Pass & Seymour
1890 National Casket Co.
1891 Central City Roofing, Inc.
1891 East. Genesee Drug Store (Herbert G. Wright)
1891 Empire State Clean Towel
1891 P. B. and H. Moulding Co.
1891 W. F. Saunders and Sons, Inc. (W. F. Saunders)
1892 A. T. Armstrong Co. (A. T. Armstrong)
1892 O. M. Edwards Co., Inc.
1892 D.J. Heaphy and Son (D. J. Heaphy)
1892 Penfield Manufacturing Co. (Penfield and Wilcox)
1892 A. H. Pond Co.
1892 Weston Drug Store
1892 Yates Hotel
1892 George S. Herrick Grate Co.
1892 Chapman, Newell, Crane
1892 Tennants, Inc. (J. F. Kincaid)
1893 Kinney’s Bakery, Inc.
1893 Bentley Settle and Co., Inc.
1893 Fairchild and Meech (George E. Fairchild)
1893 Hancock, Dorr, Ryan and Shove (Hancock, Hogan and Devine)
1892 Hanford Manufacturing Co.
1893 Kelsey Heating Co., Inc.
1893 G. R. Kinney Co., Inc.
1893 Remington Rand, Inc. (Smith Premier Typewriter Works)
1893 L. C. Smith and Corona Typewriters, Inc. (L. C. Smith and Bros. Typewriter Co.)
1893 Swift and Co., Inc. (Swift Bros.)
1893 Kelso Florist (Kelso Bros. Greenhouse)
1893 International Business Machines Corp. (International Time Recording Co.)
1893 Wright, Gordon
1894 Smith and Caffrey Co.
1894 Smith Restaurant Supply Co., Inc. (Hyman Smith)
1894 Syracuse and Eastern Transit Corp. (Syracuse and Suburban Railroad)
1894 Adolph H. Knodel (Earnest Knodel)
1894 Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.)
1894 Wood Glass Co.
1895 Charles J. Bainbridge
1895 Brown-Lipe-Chapin Div., General Motors Corp. (Brown-Lipe Gear)
1895 Chamberlins, Inc., Stationers (W. H. H. Chamberlin, Inc.)
1895 C. E. Chappell and Sons, Inc. (Bacon-Chappell Co.)
1895 General Hospital of Syracuse (Syracuse Homeopathic Hospital)
1895 The Johnson Supply Co. (Johnson-Lewis Co.)
1895 James F. Kline
1895 Larned and Barker Co.
1895 W. H. Lynch Shoe Co., Inc. (Lynch and Sweeney)
1895 Syracuse Clothing Co.
1895 Syracuse Cold Storage and Warehouse Co.
1895 Waldorf Manufacturing Co.
1895 A. F. Weymer Co., Inc.
1895 Onondaga Photo Engravers, Inc. (H. J. Ormsbee Engraving Co.)
1895 W.J. Burns Co. (W. J. Burns)
1896 Bentley, Settle and Co., Inc.
1896 Caldwell and Ward Brass Co.
1896 Gaylord Bros., Inc.
1896 E. L. Haskins (Ingalls and Haskins)
1896 Hinman-Boynton Granite Co., Inc. (C. A. Hinman and Co.)
1896 D.J. Salisbury Co. (Salisbury and Ten Broeck)
1896 Schieder Glasses (George T. Schieder)
1896 F. E. Wells and Son (Fred E. Wells, Sr.)
1897 Bendixen Tobacco Co.
1897 Brennan Motor Manufacturing Co.
1897 Cathedral Candle Co., Inc.
1897 Crouse Hinds Co.
1897 Gorke Electric Co., Inc. (H. J. Gorke)
1897 Harney's, Inc. (M. J. Harney)
1897 King Storage Warehouse, Inc. (F. C. King Transfer and Storage)
1897 Henry J. Phillips
1897 OdeIl Company
1897 Walser Granite Co.
1898 Altmann Bottling Co., Inc. (A. V. Altmann)
1898 F. P. Collins Paint Co., Inc. (Collins and Ritter)
1898 Dawson Bros. Construction Co., Inc.
1898 I. Fleischman and Sons, Inc.
1898 Lewis F. Lighton, Inc. (Lewis F. Lighton)
1898 Mack-Miller Candle Co., Inc. (Mack, Miller Candle Co.)
1898 A.J. and A. P. Oot (Albert J. Oot)
1898 Richards "Of Course"
1898 A. I. Root Co. of Syracuse (F. A. Salisbury)
This list is compiled as the result of surveys made by the records of the Chamber of Commerce,
Manufacturers' Association of Syracuse, City Directories and appeals through the public press.
The Committee realizes, however, that the list may not be complete.
Submitted 4 March 1999
Updated 5 March 1999