Sylvester Suzy Home

The Southside Loop

Sylvester Suzy Home

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage

Point of Interest Details

This is the home of Sylvester Suzy, located at 119 Cleveland Avenue.

Sylvester was born in 1839 in Ontario County, New York. He joined the 8th U.S. Colored Troops in 1863 and, at the end of the war, came to live in Ithaca where he married and bought a home. For many years, Suzy headed local veterans parades as the eldest living veteran of the Civil War. Nearby, there were a number of other African American men who had served in the war. He found work in Ithaca as a hotel porter and a barber, while his wife, Lucy, worked as a hair dresser.

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Southside Loop


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