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Greater Syracuse Land Bank to use $500K grant to help Stickley House renovation

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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A crowd gathered outside the Gustav Stickley House at 435 Columbus Ave. in Syracuse in June 2018 to mark the end of the exterior portion of a restoration project at the home. The Greater Syracuse Land Bank will use a federal grant of $500,000 to support the restoration project and creation of a museum inside the home of the furniture designer and manufacturer, the office of U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus) announced. (Eric Reinhardt / CNYBJ)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Greater Syracuse Land Bank will use a federal grant of $500,000 to support the restoration project at the home-furniture designer and manufacturer Gustav Stickley at 435 Columbus Ave. in Syracuse.

In addition, the Canal Society of New York State will use a grant of $117,000 for the preservation of historic items related to the Erie Canal in Manlius.

The $617,000 in funding is available through the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures program, the office of U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus) said in a Thursday news release.

The funding will help pay for a museum in the former home of Gustav Stickley, per the Katko release. It’s part of the second phase of the restoration project at the home, the Gustav Stickley House Foundation said on its website. The first phase, which focused on the home’s exterior, concluded in June 2018.

The Save America’s Treasures Program is one of several programs administered under the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), which strengthens federal investments in historic sites nationwide, per Katko’s office.

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