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 #35

722 Ackerman Ave / Henry Washington House

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Dr. Henry A. Washington (1906-2001), the first African-American doctor to establish a private practice in Syracuse and an active community leader, lived in this house for many years. Dr. Washington had been a captain in the U. S. Army during the Second World War. He grew up in Tennessee and earned his medical degree from Howard University. He was a member of numerous medical and civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Red Cross, the Syracuse Academy of Medicine and the Onondaga County Medical Society.