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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

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Address: 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: 716 856 3858
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Description: The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd...
The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark.
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IF you know Wright's work, you already know, and if you've never seen his work in person, I think this is the best.

Frank Lloyd Wright is famous even if you really don't know his work and his influences on architecture. Seeing the Darwin Martin House (even just a drive by) is an instantaneous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Frank Lloyd Wright is famous even if you really don't know his work and his influences on architecture. Seeing the Darwin Martin House (even just a drive by) is an instantaneous education into just how avant-guard Wright was. The house (actually the whole complex) was built just after the turn of the 20th century. The surrounding neighborhood was all developed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been on both the 2 hour and the 1 hour tour. Both are fascinating and very educational. The docents are top notch. Friends from out of town really enjoyed this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A very nice and well kept example of Architecture worth visiting. The "home" is a great example of Mr. Wright's work. A visitor center has been built next to the "home". The visitor center doesn't intrude to much, which is good because I, as in me, think it's an eyesore. The visitor center has rave reviews but see for yourself.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

When in Buffalo, be sure to visit this house. While it is still undergoing some renovation, the tour enlightened me on Wright's genius as an architect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I received a free partial tour here as part of a networking event and really enjoyed the docent. My experience definitely made me want to return for the full tour. Some features are still being restored from weather damage. Overall, an interesting look at the architect's iconic style and design sensibilities.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We opted for the shorter 1 hour tour. Its surprising how much you can see and learn in one hour. The history of the home, the owner and FLW's vision is very interesting. The short film beforehand explains a lot of the history of FLW and his passion for changing the face of American Architecture. His obsession with 'clean' lines... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place is a gem, one of Wright's most fully realized visions, expressive of all his most cherished principles. The Art Glass is remarkable, the layout of the rooms revolutionary, and the on-going restoration an amazing tribute to both the Master's work and to Buffalo's Renaissance. Well worth the time, and the docents who guide the tours are great!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A remarkable building beautifully designed and lovingly restored, excellent tours. A real architectural treasure, had not idea that Frank Lloyd Wright had done so much work in Buffalo. A reason to visit the city.

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Wheatfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I enjoyed the information and history of the house as well as the details of the restoration. I learned a great deal about Frank Lloyd Wright and his buildings in Buffalo. It also gave me insight into his personal life and his impact on architecture.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I are former Buffaloians but have never visited the FLW locations. We were making a quick visit to Buffalo and did a drive by and photo op around town. Would have loved to tour but no time. Amazing structure and complex. Wonderful neighborhood. Very glad they are refurbishing it. A must-see attraction even if one is not... More 

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