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    The Stickley House

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 8, 2013

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    The Stickley family lived just a couple of blocks from their furniture factory. The house still displays its grandeur in its size and decoration saved from the time of Leopold Stickley himself.

    The contents were sold in an estate auction in 1982, but the house remains.

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    Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

    by shrimp56 Written Apr 8, 2013

    One of the beautiful Federal era homes on E. Genesee was the home of early an social justice advocate, Matilda Joslyn Gage. It is now the home of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which, in addition to maintaining the house and its exhibits, supports social justice events in the area. You can visit the house, but you should call first to learn the hours.

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    Stickley Furniture Factory I

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Stickley Furniture Company made its furniture in this factory for many years. It was on my route to school every day -- you sure could smell the glue:(
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    Furniture was made here from 1900-1985 when the factory was moved to Manlius, NY [the town next door:)]

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    Green Lakes State Park

    by kooka3 Updated Jan 16, 2006

    This is a beautiful park - I just found out that it's been named to the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation (I'm not sure where on the list it is, but it's on it!). The park is large, and has 2 small lakes in them. They are green in the right light. They are 2 of 15 lakes which the bottom and top layers of water never mix. There is a great path surrounding both lakes that is about 3 miles long total. The path just around Green Lake is about 2 miles. There are plenty of paths away from the lakes - there is a total of 10 miles of trails through the park. In various areas, you'll find picnic areas in many settings from along the lakes to the middle of pine forests. Finally, there is a full 18 hole golf course. In the winter, this is a great place to snowshoe or cross country ski. There are some camping areas as well, but they aren't open in winter. There is a beach at the end of Green lake with 2 diving platforms, changing areas, and a snack bar. Away from the beach is a boating area. You can rent canoes, paddle boats, and row boats.

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    Wellwood Park II

    by shrimp56 Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    The park was more than the lake. The municipal festivities for Memorial Day and the 4th of July were held here -- with plenty of music, flags and boring speeches:)
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    Please click on the link below for pictures of the 2003 Memorial Parade -- you'll recognize the park -- where all parades end up in Fayetteville!

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    Wellwood School

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 20, 2004

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    When I started school back in the dark ages this was the building for all grades of the Fayetteville school district. After we merged with nearby Manlius -- thus giving up maroon and white for green and white, this was the high school. So I attended grade school and high school in this building! It is now a "middle school"
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    There was an old oak tree that was the school's symbol. It has since died -- I wonder what they did about the words in the school song???

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    The old public library

    by shrimp56 Updated Oct 4, 2003

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    When I was growing up the public library was in this building. After a few expansions it outgrew this space on Genesee St. Check out my Stickley tips for the new location!
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    I have many happy memories of walking to this building and taking out books.

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    The old Fayetteville Post Office

    by shrimp56 Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    I can't remember the exact year the post office moved from here to down the street, but since then it's had an interesting succession of shops inside. The post office has moved again, to east of town on rte 92.

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    Grover Cleveland slept here

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908), lived in this house from the ages of 4 to 13. It is a private home.

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    Stickley Furniture Factory II

    by shrimp56 Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    The office area of the old factory building has now been renovated to house the Fayetteville Free Library. They did it with a lot of Craftsman touches.

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    Wellwood Park

    by shrimp56 Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    I don't remember it being called Wellwood Park when I was a kid. It was just across a side street from the school.
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    This is where I fell through the ice one wintry day ...

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