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Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 22.10
Collection contains architectural drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904. Drawings were done for the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States National Park Service by a team of students at the State University of New York at Buffalo: John J. Joseph, Patrick Mahoney, Robert Hayes, Kenneth Grudens, Michael Vaughan, Mark Pustulka, Ronald Kessler, Kim Lam, Steven Koy, Jonathan Morris, Robert Kasprzak, Frank J. Burkhart, and Mark Schryver. The students were advised by Assistant Professor Mark Ernst and Martin House Curator John D. O'Hern.

Dates

  • 1987

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1986-1987 are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Overview

Collection contains architectural drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey of the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904.

Chronology

Martin Family - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1865-1959

1865
Darwin D. Martin born - Boucville, Madison Co., NY
1867
Frank Lloyd Wright born - Richland Center, Wisconsin
1869
Isabelle Reidpath, the future Mrs. Martin, born - Buffalo, NY
1878
Brothers Darwin D. Martin and Louis Frank Martin selling soap for Larkin Company in NYC
1879
Darwin D. Martin, aged thirteen, begins work at Larkin Company in Buffalo
1885
Darwin D. Martin invents cardex
1887
Frank Lloyd Wright begins studies at the University of Wisconsin
1888
Darwin D. Martin begins building house on Summit Avenue in Buffalo
1889
Darwin D. Martin marries Isabelle Reidpath
Frank Lloyd Wright builds Home and Studio in Oak Park
1890
Frank Lloyd Wright joins Alder and Sullivan
Darwin D. Martin replaces Elbert Hubbard as Secretary of Larkin Soap Company
1893
Frank Lloyd Wright starts his own practice
1902
October 29 - Darwin D. Martin meets Frank Lloyd Wright
Darwin D. Martin purchases site for Martin House Complex, Jewett Parkway
1903
October 11 - Construction begins on Barton House
1904
July 20 - Construction begins on Martin House
October - Barton House occupied
1905
Martin House Complex completed
1910
Frank Lloyd Wright designs Bar Beach Cottage (Bay Beach, Ontario, Canada) for Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
1923
Darwin D. Martin commissions Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for James and Dorothy Martin Foster, daughter of Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
1925
Martin retires from the Larkin Company
1926
Construction begins on Graycliff
1928
June 20 - Graycliff occupied
Frank Lloyd Wright designs the Blue Sky Mausoleum for Darwin D. Martin's ploy in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery (unexecuted)
1935
Darwin D. Martin dies in Buffalo
1936
Fallingwater (Bear Run, Pennsylvania), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmanns
1945
Isabelle R. Martin dies in Buffalo
1959
Frank Lloyd Wright dies

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: I. Paper drawings and II. Mounted drawings.

Acquisition Information

Collection was found in the basement of Hayes Hall in January 2011.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

MS 22.0, Architectural drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988
MS 22.1, Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence with Michael Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2, Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright collection, reference files, 1904-2010
MS 22.3, Graycliff Construction photographs, circa 1926-1938
MS 22.4, Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, undated
MS 22.5, Darwin D. Martin photographs, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.6, Darwin D. Martin Family papers, 1878-1935
MS 22.7, Darwin D. Martin correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921
MS 22.8, Frank Lloyd Wright-Darwin D. Martin papers, circa 1888-1979
MS 22.9, Larkin Company plans, 1904, 1912
MS 22.91, Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2006-2008
MS 22.92, Darwin D. Martin Digital images, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.93, Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright collection, oral histories, 1971-1980
MS 68, Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. collection
3/1/445, Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, records,1966-1982

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, February 2011.
Title
Finding Aid for the Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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