David Syme House

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David Syme House
Sycamore IL David Syme House4.jpg
The David Syme House has two distinctive turrets.
Location Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 41°59′2″N 88°41′39″W / 41.98389°N 88.69417°W / 41.98389; -88.69417Coordinates: 41°59′2″N 88°41′39″W / 41.98389°N 88.69417°W / 41.98389; -88.69417
Built c. 1880
Architect George O. Garnsey
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private Ownership
Part of Sycamore Historic District (#78003104[1])
Added to NRHP May 2, 1978

The David Syme House is located in Sycamore, Illinois and is part of the Sycamore Historic District. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1978. The Queen Anne style home was constructed sometime around 1880.


David Syme arrived in Sycamore in 1868 and was president of Sycamore National Bank. During his tenure in Sycamore, Syme served as mayor and president of the school board. He often donated time and funds to the Sycamore Public Library, another building within the district. His home was constructed for about $8,000 around 1880. The architect, George O. Garnsey of Chicago, designed the home in the Queen Anne style. Some of the homes features are its two, prominent turrets and stained glass windows.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ David Syme House is the Cat's Meow, Daily Chronicle, 26 August 2002, Retrieved January 14, 2007.