The Gustav Stickley house, located in the Westcott neighborhood of Syracuse (438 Columbus Avenue) was the home of famous designer and furniture maker Gustav Stickley, known as the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement. It is the first Craftsman interior with the first fully developed Arts & Crafts decor in the United States.
Currently, the home is undergoing historic restoration. You can keep up with the progress by liking the Gustav Stickley House Facebook page.
While exterior restoration is being completed, with the help of the Gustav Stickley House Foundation, OHA will be planning the home’s new life in collaboration with a number of nonprofits, government agencies, and for profit entities. OHA plans to operate and manage this historic property as a unique House Museum/Boutique Hotel. Details of this plan will be updated here, so make sure to check back regularly.
Nonprofit partners and individuals include the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York, the University Neighborhood Preservation Association, Home Headquarters, the Gustav Stickley House Foundation, the Preservation Association of Central New York, the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse University, and local historians and architects. These entities will partner with OHA and work together to research and plan the furnishing, art selection, interpretation and educational programming, and exhibits. Visit Syracuse (Syracuse’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) will work with OHA and members of the Stickley House Foundation to develop a marketing plan and other promotional aspects of the project.
For profit entities include Dalton’s Antiques, providing expertise on the Arts & Crafts movement and the Stickley Audi Company (and the Stickley Museum), which will provide expertise on both the furnishings and the Arts & Crafts movement.
Government entities (The City of Syracuse and Onondaga County) will work directly with OHA through the City Planning Office and the Economic Development Office, the latter of which is a collaborative effort between the City and the County to maximize the potential of this unique, historic, community asset. Other entities include the New York State Council on the Arts and the Regional Economic Development Council.