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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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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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Nice way to spend an afternoon!

My wife and I took the extended tour of the Darwin Martin house and other buildings on the site and it was a wonderful afternoon. The docents were very informative if a bit too... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I took the extended tour of the Darwin Martin house and other buildings on the site and it was a wonderful afternoon. The docents were very informative if a bit too stringent in their enforcement of some peculiar photo restrictions. While not yet completed, the main house has enough finished areas to give you a good sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had known for a long time that this attraction was in my hometown of Buffalo. Finally took the tour. It was eye opening to the history right here when so many people from out of town travel to see it. It is being beautifully restored. The staff was so friendly.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When introducing the glory of Buffalo in the golden age, this site is a must. Knowledgeable guides and a world class restoration brings the building to life. In addition there are two other residences on site to round out your experience. The Larkin family are precursors of mail order merchandising predating Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and now Amazon. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have personally worked at many of his projects. Within repairs of these buildings most; are from ignorance of management and operation. Get back to the basics !! As you see it works.

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flw1, General Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are continuing the restoration process and look forward to welcoming the world to see the results. The first floor is of the Darwin D. Martin House is on schedule to be completed in September 2016! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been several times. Now that the complex is very close to complete it is a gem in WNY. The care to detail in the restoration make this a must visit for anyone with an interest in architecture or Frank Lloyd Wright. Amazing history showing Buffalo in its splendor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Frank Lloyd Wright and Buffalo’s Architecture: Thirteen years ago when I arrived in Buffalo I was totally impressed by the beautiful and timeless architecture masterpieces that this city showcases, but many times is not valued by locals, but visited by people from all over the world. Buffalo at the turn of the twentieth century had one of the most modern... More 

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flw1, General Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this review

There are so many terrific examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's design genius in Western New York. Thank you for listing them all. These assets enrich an already interesting and culturally diverse place to visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture and the history of the materials as well as the history behind the making of this home was a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to return to take in another tour because there was just so much to see and learn. This is truly a great tour and the guides are well informed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful change from our usual trip to the outlet malls and the Walden Galleria. There is such rich history in Buffalo and the Frank Lloyd Wright house is no exception. The house is an architectural jewel with amazing detail, especially for the time in which it was built. There is also a lot of information on Frank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We built a detour into our trip to take in Buffalo to visit and were not disappointed (found a lot of other architectural reasons to enjoy in Buffalo too!). Although, restoration is on-going, the property is very well presented and will delight anyone who is already a Wright fan and convert anyone who is unfamiliar. Lots to see (we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Martin House will appeal to fans of Frank Lloyd Wright and if you're not one yet, you may very well be converted if you take a guided tour. Our tour was led by a very knowledgeable docent - I suspect they all are as these are committed volunteers. The stories are rich and layered: Buffalo's colourful and grand history,... More 

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flw1, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Darwin Martin House and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour experience. During the period of restoration from February-September 2016 you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the first floor restoration in process. It is exciting to see the house come back alive! We look forward to your return visit. More 

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