Darwin Martin House Virtual Tour

Darwin Martin House.

Get inside the famous home

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Join us for a docent led virtual tour of this historic home and learn the impact it's rescue and renovation has on Buffalo.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House was designed for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. It is one of the most substantial and highly developed of Wright’s Prairie Houses, featuring strong horizontal lines, deeply overhanging eaves, a central hearth, prominent foundation, and a cantilevered roof. The Martin House received National Historic Landmark status in 1986. Over the decades, the Martin House estate suffered considerable damage, and three of the original five buildings were demolished.

In 1992, the Martin House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) was formed to raise funds for and oversee a complete restoration of the estate. Extensive reconstruction and restoration efforts began in 1997 and were finished with the completion of the historic landscape in 2019.

Today, it welcomes visitors year-round from all around the world.