Upcoming Lecture April 14: Arts & Crafts Movement Influence in the Greater Westcott Neighborhood

Posted on April 3, 2019 by

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Join us for a lecture by architectural historian and ACSCNY president Sam Gruber on the Arts & Crafts Movement Influence in the Greater Westcott Neighborhood.

Sunday April 14, 3:00 pm

Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse

It is well known that Gustav Stickley lived on Columbus Avenue and that the Gustav Stickley House was an incubator for many of the ideas and ideals of the Craftsman Movement. Similarly, Arts & Crafts-inspired architect Ward Wellington Ward was a prolific contributor of unique houses in the Westcott neighborhood in the early years of the 20th century as the area developed into a vital residential district.  Many other local architects also embraced the Arts & Crafts movement  – either entirely or in parts – and their works are scattered throughout the University neighborhood. Craftsman design and details also permeated mass housing design and can be found on many blocks in the proliferation of semi-bungalows and other inexpensive but well-designed and attractive house types. This illustrated lecture will explore all these themes, and trace how the Arts & Crafts Movement helped shape Westcott for all social classes.

Arts & Crafts in Westcott April 14 invite

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