The Gustav Stickley House restoration project was awarded a $10,800 grant through the Preserve NY Grant Program of the Preservation League of NYS. The Grant was awarded to the University Neighborhood Preservation Association who is leading Phase One Restoration.
The funding will be dedicated to the work of the Historic Structure Report (HSR) in particular the interior study of the property. The HSR will include documentation of the historical and physical development of the building as well as description and analysis of building finishes and components. The report is essential to provide a better understanding of the building as well as help guide the sensitive restoration and rehabilitation of the highly significant interior, including paint and finish documentation. The preparation of a HSR for historically significant structures is a key component in any restoration effort. The HSR will assist in the informed and accurate understanding of the building’s elements as well as provide information which will be incorporated into the project planning process.
Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners of Syracuse has already begun work on the HSR with funding through the Community Foundation of CNY, the William & Mary Thorpe Fund, and the Arts & Crafts Society of CNY.