Westcott Community

The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

A vibrant eastside neighborhood rich in history, culture, food and entertainment

Walking Tours

West of Westcott

Stop #16

720 Sumner Ave

  • Built: 1915
  • Architect: Unknown
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A common house type on Sumner Avenue is the small Craftsman style cottage, popularized in Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Magazine and thereafter available in a variety of simple designs from various house kit manufacturers. Architectural historian Dan Reiff has called these “Stickley Bungalows.” The examples on Sumner differ in detail but are more or less consistent in size, shape and their main parts – especially the front porch, and the wide steeply sloping roof from which a large dormer rises provided what is essentially a full second story facade. More examples of this type can be seen on Redfield Place.

Number 720 especially resembles the example published in the Craftsman in 1905, shown here.