The L. & J.G. Stickley Co. has donated the former Syracuse home of famed furniture maker Gustav Stickley to the University Neighborhood Preservation Association, the first significant step in the restoration of the 116-year-old house.

The transfer was completed in late May 2016. The Preservation Association said it hopes to begin work in September on structural and exterior repairs to the home at 438 Columbus Ave.

After the repairs, the house will be transferred to the Onondaga Historical Association, which plans to restore its first and second floors to the way they looked when Stickley lived in the home in the early 1900s.