Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
"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).
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.
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
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. ¼ 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 (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 •
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.