EDR was honored to have sponsored the first fundraising event for the Gustav Stickley House Foundation, held at the Stickley family’s historic Pump House Property at 7 Bobbett Lane in Skaneateles, NY. The pump house is where the iconic furniture designer and maker Gustav Stickley spent his summers during his later years. The foundation is aiming to raise roughly two million dollars to restore Stickley’s three-story house, completed in 1900 at 438 Columbus Avenue, Syracuse, NY, so that it may become a unique house museum and boutique hotel, operated by the Onondaga Historical Association. The house is recognized as having the first interior decorated in the Craftsman style in the United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Few American interiors survive that are as significant as the interior of the Gustav Stickley house, which is why the project is so important for the American Arts & Crafts movement as well as American design history. It is anticipated that the restored Gustav Stickley House will act as an anchor for the surrounding neighborhood, further enhancing ongoing reinvestment in Syracuse’s Westcott and University neighborhoods.
For more information, visit http://gustavstickleyhousefoundation.org/
For More InformationGrant S. Johnson | Senior Cultural Resources Specialist