Syracuse University Buildings:

Continental Can

Continental Can
Continental Can, Image 14-0376

Constructed: Prior to 1905
Purchased by SU: 1959
Named for: Continental Can Corporation, previous owners
Cost: $550,000
Location: 1101 E. Water St. (Corner of University Avenue)
Sold: 1983


Due to overcrowding in Carnegie Library, older books were stored in the Continental Can building, along with manuscript collections that could not be accommodated in Carnegie's Harriman Room. The Library's Order Department, Gift and Exchange Department and the Music Library also relocated there. Additionally, the open spaces and large windows accommodated studios for SU fine arts graduate students.