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Darwin Martin House State Historic Site

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Address
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
Latitude 42.936040174200002
Longitude -78.846494827399994

In 1905, Frank Lloyd Wright completed a residential estate that would become one of the most important works of his career. Buffalo's Martin House is a seminal Prairie House and a rare Wright design that incorporates multiple structures for an extended family.

A self-made man, Darwin D. Martin was a top executive for the Larkin Soap Company, a rapidly growing soap and mail order corporation at the turn of the 19th century. Having experienced a lonely and isolated childhood, Martin's dream was to have a home where his family could be reunited. This dream was realized when he commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright - destined to become America's greatest architect - to design the estate.

The estate would include a spectacular main house for Darwin and his wife, Isabelle, as well as a conservatory, a garage-stable, a dramatic connecting pergola, and a separate house for Martin's sister and brother-in-law, Delta and George Barton.

Today, the Martin House, a National Historic Landmark, has been restored to its glorious zenith of 1907. The museum consists of six buildings, grounds and gardens, and guest amenities including an interpretive visitor center, museum store, and cafe.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • The Every-Kid-in-a Park pass does not apply to the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Docent-led tours are available year-round and begin at the Greatbatch Pavilion Visitor Center at 143 Jewett Parkway. Reservations are strongly recommended as tours often sell out. Visit www.martinhouse.org or call 716-856-3858.

Guided Tours
Experience Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, a masterpiece of 20th century architecture and design located in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. A variety of tours are offered year-round. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information on tours, schedules and fees: www.darwinmartinhouse.org or call (716) 856-3858.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours