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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex Marker
The right panel in a close row of three.
Inscription. You are looking at one of the most important works of 20th century architecture.

"The genius of Frank Lloyd Wright is displayed nowhere better than in the Martin House Complex." -Robert McCarter, noted Wright scholar, architect, and professor of architecture.

For audio tour, call 716.541.3200. The audio tour wil guide you to 8 stops on the exterior of the Martin House Complex.

Model of the Martin House Complex. 1. Martin House. 2. Pergola. 3. Conservatory. 4. Barton House. 5. Carriage House (Wisteria Shop).

Architectural Masterpiece.
Only once during his celebrated career did Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) express his genius through a fully-integrated residential complex like the Darwin Martin House Complex. It was designed and constructed between 1903 and 1905.

With its long, low silhouete, the integration of the buildings with the site, and its free-flowing interior spaces, the Martin House is an outstanding example of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Praire House" ideal.

The Darwin D. Martin House is a National Historic Landmark.

Architectural Genius.
It can be argued that the Martin House Complex...is the most important house design of the first half of Wright's career, matched only by Falling water over 30 years later." -Robert McCarter

Martin House Living
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
2. Westward
Backs of the three panels.
Room. Photo by kc kratt photography
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.15′ N, 78° 50.914′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Jewett Parkway. Click for map. Marker is the right of a row of three panels at the western edge of the complex property and at the beginning of the walkway to the visitor center (Eleanor and Wilson Greatbach Pavilion). The marker is about 200 feet west of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 143 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo NY 14214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Architectural Treasure (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Zoo (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); The Flint Hill Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flint Hill Encampment 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Mary Morris Burnett Talbert (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Sample Shop (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
3. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and Marker
. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. E. B. Green's Martinview Cottage. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
South Side - Jewett Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
4. South Side - Jewett Parkway
South and East Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
5. South and East Sides
Northward - Summit Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
6. Northward - Summit Avenue
Southward - Summit Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
7. Southward - Summit Avenue
Barton House - East and North Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
8. Barton House - East and North Sides
Martinview Cottage Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
9. Martinview Cottage Plaques
Plaques on house at 113 Summit Parkway. It is the East Parkside Historic District which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Martinview Cottage - South Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
10. Martinview Cottage - South Side
Martinview Cottage - North Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
11. Martinview Cottage - North Side
Martinview Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
12. Martinview Cottage
The cottage is older than the Darwin Martin House Complex.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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