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.
SEDGWICK FARM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
The Sedgwick-Highland-James Preservation District was established in 1977 and is the largest historic district in the city. This district includes more than 200 homes in Sedgwick Farm. Shortly after this designation was made a few neighbors created the Sedgwick Farm Neighborhood Association (SFNA). This group was primarily started to support the Sedgwick Drive medians and other neighborhood needs. Today, the SFNA is committed to maintaining the Sedgwick medians as well as other projects. Such projects include social events, meetings and the purchase of luminaries for the entire neighborhood as defined by the historic footprint. The SFNA also acts as a conduit for sharing information via email including safety/security issues, promotion of neighborhood activities, notification/reminders of leaf/trash pickup, lost animals and other pertinent items. The SFNA is lead by a voluntary board and relies on membership dues to support its mission. The SFNA hosts 3 meetings for its members. Meetings are used to discuss issues that affect our neighborhood, plan improvement projects as well as other relevant matters. Guest speakers provide timely updates and receive questions and concerns directly from neighbors. The SFNA communicates with the city about trash pick-ups, leaf and snow removal, police patrols in the neighborhood and other such concerns.
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