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Arts & Crafts Movement

Arts & Crafts Movement in Central New York

The Beginnings of the Arts & Crafts Movement

The Arts & Crafts emerged in the United Kingdom around 1860, at roughly the same time as the closely related Aesthetic Movement, but the spread of the Arts & Crafts across the Atlantic to the United States in the 1890s, enabled it to last longer - at least into the 1920s.

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Red House

1872

Sage Chapel, Cornell University,  Ithaca

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Sage Chapel, named after Henry Sage, a Cornell trustee, designed by the Reverend Charles Babcock, Cornell University’s first Professor of Architecture. Stonework by local stone-carver Robert Richardson

Tulip and Rose
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1876

Syracuse Savings Bank

Syracuse Savings Bank opens, designed in “Ruskinian Gothic” style by Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Read more here: https://www.artscraftscny.org/post/joseph-lyman-silsbee-and-the-roots-of-the-cny-arts-and-crafts-movement

Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

1893

New Stickley furniture factory on Burnet Ave

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Gustav Stickley builds new furniture factory on Burnet Ave. in Eastwood, NY

Beaver
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1894

Tiffany Decoration

Willard Chapel open in Auburn, noted for its Tiffany decoration.

1897

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

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Gamble House

Henry Chapman Mercer founds Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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1898

Gustave Stickley Company

Gustav Stickley forms the Gustave* Stickley Company (*he dropped the use of the “e” in 1903).

1899

Keramic Studio

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Adelaide and Samuel Robineau launch Keramic Studio. They move to Syracuse in 1901

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1900

New Furniture

Gustav Stickley works with Henry Wilkinson and, possibly, LaMont A. Warner to create his first Arts and Crafts works in an experimental line called the New Furniture

1901

United Crafts

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Gustav Stickley changes his company’s name to the United Crafts, and publishes a catalogue written by Syracuse professor Irene Sargent

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1901

The Craftsman magazine

First issue of The Craftsman magazine published by Gustav Stickley

1901

Remodeling Gustav Stickley’s new house

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A fire destroys art of the interior of Gustav Stickley’s new house (designed by Wellington Tabor). Stickley remodels and creates the first Craftsman interior, views and plans of which are published published in The Craftsman, in December 1902.

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1903-04

Four Winds

Architect Katharine Cotheal Budd (1860–1951), designs "Four Winds" on Robineau Road as Adelaide Alsop Robineau's home

1904

The Craftsman in New York City

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Gustav Stickley moves The Craftsman to New York City

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1908

Architect Ward Wellington in Syracuse

Architect Ward Wellington Ward moves to Syracuse

1910

Scarab Vase

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Aelaide Robineau creates the Scarab Vase while working at University City Pottery in St. Louis, Missouri.

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1913

Henry Keck Opens Stained Glass Studio in Syracuse

Stained Glass artist Henry Keck opens studio in Syracuse

1916

Everson purchased Robineau’s porcelains

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The Everson purchased thirty-two of Robineau’s porcelains, the first ceramics in the Museum’s permanent collection.

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1978

The Ward House Exhibition

The Arts & Crafts Ideal: The Ward House Exhibition

1984

National Register of Historic Places

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Gustav Stickley House listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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1995

L & JG Stickley Co.

The Audi family purchase the Gustav Stickley house for their L & JG Stickley Co. for $225,000 as a marketing venue.

2016

Gustav Stickley House Foundation

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The Gustav Stickley House Foundation is formed to restore the Gustav Stickley House.

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2018

Gustav Stickley house restoration

Phase I of Gustav Stickley house restoration complete

2016

Gustav Stickley House Foundation

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The Gustav Stickley House Foundation is formed to restore the Gustav Stickley House.

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