These films are made by Jay Lurie and Sam Gruber on behalf of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York
In this short film, art and architectural historians Cleota Reed and Samuel Gruber relate the history and describe the remarkable art and architecture of the Frank and Millie Garrett house, designed in 1913 by Syracuse Arts & Crafts Movement architect Ward Wellington Ward, and decorated with a remarkable tile fireplace by Henry Chapman Mercer, and leaded windows from the Henry Keck Stained Glass Studio. The house is perched atop a hill at 110 Highland Street and overlooks Rose Hill Cemetery and downtown Syracuse. Privately owned, it is presently vacant and deteriorating and the object of widespread community concern. A fictional version of the house was recently featured as a “character” in the 2021 novel “Wayward” by Dana Spiotta.
In this short film architectural Samuel Gruber, president of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York takes us to Oak Street in Syracuse to look into the design and history of three charming Arts & Crafts movement bungalows designed for the family of Charles Ziegler around 1916. Two of the houses are by noted architect Ward Wellington Ward,
Old Again: The Restoration of the Morgan Dunne House, Syracuse, https://youtu.be/Yazmd0IsJzE
In the video architectural historian Samuel Gruber, president of the Arts & Crafts society of Central New York, describes the Morgan Dunne House on Allen Street in Syracuse, NY, and its restoration. The house, designed by noted Arts & Crafts Movement architect Ward Wellington Ward is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Concord Place, Syracuse: Arts & Crafts Architecture, https://youtu.be/UnNqI4nQSkE
In this short video architectural historian Sam Gruber, president of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York, talks about the varied early 20th-century residential architecture on the one-block Concord Place, in the Westcott Neighborhood on the Eastside of Syracuse, NY, including houses designed by Lamont Warner and Ward Wellington Ward.