Monday, July 24, 2017

Westcott Neighborhood Ward Wellington Ward House Tour Wednesday Evening, July 26th

Westcott Neighborhood Ward Wellington Ward House Tour 
Wednesday Evening, July 26th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

I will be leading a walking tour of Arts & Crafts style houses designed by Ward Wellington Ward along Allen Street in Syracuse's Westcott Neighborhood this Wednesday evening form 5:30 to 7:30. We'll walk from the 300 block of Allen Street to Euclid Avenue.  

Please note: the tour will only pass exteriors - there will be no entry into private houses. 

We will have a stop for refreshments at the Morgan Dunne House at 464 Allen Street to celebrate the inclusion of the house on the National Register of Historic Places, and to hear plans for the upcoming restoration.

The tour starts at the SW corner of Allen Street and East Genesee Street. The tour will proceed if there is light rain. If there is a deluge we will reschedule. 

The tour is sponsored by the Westcott Neighborhood Association (WNA) and The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY).  Tickets are $10, or $5 for WNA and PACNY members. Organization memberships will be available at the tour.

I will discuss Ward's career,  local trends in Arts & Crafts inspired architecture as well associated historicist styles and vernacular trends. I'll also speak a bit about the overall development of Allen Street.

Between 1910 and 1923 Ward designed more than a dozen houses in the area, with about the same number designed and built in the University area immediately to the west.  Even more houses by Ward were built by Ward in walking distance - in the along Salt Springs Road and in Scottholm .- we can visit these on another tour. 

I've written before about some of these houses on this blog and on the WNA website. Here are some links:

Ward Wellington Ward Arts & Crafts Houses at East Genesee and Allen Streets

423 Euclid Ave. (Frank Collins house)

126 Concord Place (Tuck house)

700 Allen Street, Anna Stohrer House 

Ward Wellington Ward's 1909 (H. A. Moyer) Automobile Factory Among Syracuse's Top Industrial Buildings 

Ward Wellington Ward on Walnut Avenue

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