The house was purchased on July 1, 2004 by the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association from Charles A. Gibson, who had lived there for 12 years after acquiring the home from Jean Miller Biddle in 1992.
Biddle is the granddaughter of Charles Wickwire, Sr., who built the house in 1912. The Wickwire family owned and operated Wickwire Brothers, Inc., on South Main Street in Cortland, a wire drawing mill, steel plant and blooming mill.
The Parks Alumni House will now serve as the focal point for the College’s alumni program. The facility also will help meet the College’s varied needs, from housing dignitaries to hosting special events for students. The facility is open to the public.
Those who have special feelings and ties to the College and the Alumni Association may want to consider one or more of the Opportunities to Give.
In closing, whether you are involved with planning a wedding for a loved one or are interested in staying for a weekend in one of Cortland’s most beautiful homes, please feel free to contact us. I guarantee that your experience will be a memorable one.