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Darwin Martin House State Historic Site

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Work to restore the landscape at the Darwin Martin Complex in underway. Click here to learn more about the project.

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 Darwin D. Martin House Complex is a seminal Prairie House and a rare Wright design that incorporates multiple structures for an extended family.

A self-made man, Martin was a top executive for the Larkin Soap Company, a rapidy growing soap and mail order corporation at the turn of the 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 complex.

The complex 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.

This beautiful complex, a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is currently being restored to its glorious zenith of 1907.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • The Connect Kids Every-Kid-in-a Park pass does not apply to the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
  • Tours are available year-round and begin at the Greatbatch Pavilion, 143 Jewitt Parkway.
    Tours are docent-led and are by reservation only. 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: or call (716) 856-3858.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop
    • Activities
    • Guided Tours
    • Historic House