Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York
Scope and Contents
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.
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Organization)
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 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.
Martin Family - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1865-1959
- Darwin D. Martin born - Boucville, Madison Co., NY
- Frank Lloyd Wright born - Richland Center, Wisconsin
- Isabelle Reidpath, the future Mrs. Martin, born - Buffalo, NY
- Brothers Darwin D. Martin and Louis Frank Martin selling soap for Larkin Company in NYC
- Darwin D. Martin, aged thirteen, begins work at Larkin Company in Buffalo
- Darwin D. Martin invents cardex
- Frank Lloyd Wright begins studies at the University of Wisconsin
- Darwin D. Martin begins building house on Summit Avenue in Buffalo
- Darwin D. Martin marries Isabelle Reidpath
- Frank Lloyd Wright builds Home and Studio in Oak Park
- Frank Lloyd Wright joins Alder and Sullivan
- Darwin D. Martin replaces Elbert Hubbard as Secretary of Larkin Soap Company
- Frank Lloyd Wright starts his own practice
- October 29 - Darwin D. Martin meets Frank Lloyd Wright
- Darwin D. Martin purchases site for Martin House Complex, Jewett Parkway
- October 11 - Construction begins on Barton House
- July 20 - Construction begins on Martin House
- October - Barton House occupied
- Martin House Complex completed
- Frank Lloyd Wright designs Bar Beach Cottage (Bay Beach, Ontario, Canada) for Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
- Darwin D. Martin commissions Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for James and Dorothy Martin Foster, daughter of Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
- Martin retires from the Larkin Company
- Construction begins on Graycliff
- 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)
- Darwin D. Martin dies in Buffalo
- Fallingwater (Bear Run, Pennsylvania), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmanns
- Isabelle R. Martin dies in Buffalo
- Frank Lloyd Wright dies
1.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
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.
This collection is arranged in two series: I. Paper drawings and II. Mounted drawings.
Collection was found in the basement of Hayes Hall in January 2011.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by Karen Spencer, February 2011.
- University Archives (Repository, Organization)
- Buffalo and Western New York Architecture Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo) (Organization)
- Finding Aid for the Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
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