House of the Week: Same owner has lovingly cared for brick Syracuse Colonial for 53 years

  • Updated: Aug. 19, 2022, 3:12 p.m.|
  • Published: Aug. 19, 2022, 6:00 a.m.
221 Grant Boulevard
– Mary Vita has meticulously maintained the brick Colonial home at 221 Grant Boulevard in Syracuse for 53 years. Another view of the dining room. Courtesy of Monica Browning PhotographyCourtesy of Monica Browning Phot

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – At 82 years of age, Mary Vita is still mowing and watering the lawn of her home at 221 Grant Boulevard in Syracuse this summer.

As she works, her eyes must be drawn to the perennial gardens, trees, and bushes which were not there when she moved to the property with her husband John, who passed away four years ago, and daughter Therese from Akron, Ohio in 1969.

The family had a tradition back then.

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