CLA SITE and Morton Archaeological Research Services collaborated with the City of Rome and the Oneida Indian Nation to design and construct a new art plaza on West Dominick Street in Downtown Rome. Historically, West Dominick Street, was known as the “Great Carry Road,” which connected humans and animals for tens of thousands of years between the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers in the east and the Great Lakes in the west. This significant historic element will feature prominently in the theme of the new public art space. This plaza will serve to immerse visitors into why the City of Rome is where it is and what this place means for the Oneida people.

CLA SITE, the team of artisans, and the Oneida Indian Nation worked collaboratively to incorporate historical elements into the paving and sculptural elements. The new plaza will be one of a series of new and existing public spaces linking residents and visitors to Fort Stanwix National Park and other downtown destinations.

This project won a Merit Award in the Built Category and also the People’s Choice Award at the 2022 New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.