The Sedgwick neighborhood was Syracuse’s first residential local historic district. Here is found the City’s most beautiful and significant collection of 20th century residential design. The homes represent some of the finest works by Syracuse architects and builders, including Ward Wellington Ward, Dwight James Baum, Paul Hueber, Bonta and Taylor, Archimedes Russell, and Harry King.
The architectural and landscaping diversity of Sedgwick Farm are its hallmark. Along winding roadways, cul-de-sacs, and city streets are wonderful examples of Italianate, Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival styles. The district’s visual appeal and continuity of architectural expression impart a unique identity to the Sedgwick-Highland-James area and makes a significant contribution to the community as a whole.
Unlike many places which may be good in themselves, but are surrounded by unattractive outlooks, the environments of Sedgwick Farm are most desirable. Along both James and Dewitt Streets many of the handsomest houses in the city have been built. These, together with the many beautiful homes already on the propety, assure a good neighborhood.