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"Wright" for Buffalo
The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, the Darwin D. Martin House, has been a part of my life since my youth. I remember ringing the bell for Trick or Treat Night on Halloween and thinking "I should get some good stuff from this place". In fact, at that time, nearly fifty years ago, this historic complex was already struggling to maintain its grandeur. Over the next several decades the property changed hands several times and its future seemed in doubt. Finally, in 1992, the Martin House Restoration Corporation was formed and a $27,000,000 restoration project began. Progress is slow but precise. While the complex is being worked on tours are still being conducted. See it now and then return to Buffalo again and see it when it is finished. It's worth it!
Enjoy the varied architecture
If you enjoy different architectural styles, Buffalo is a town you need to drive through. From the art deco city hall to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Martin House, there's something for everyone. During its heyday, the mansions along Deleware Ave were known as "Millionaire's Row".
Take a ride and enjoy the views.
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Frank Lloyd Wright/Martin Complex
America's most famous and loved architect built a house in Buffalo for Darwin Martin.
You get the opportunity to see this labour of love.
Many people have worked lovingly to restore and rebuild this special treasure. It is worth a visit. At least have a look at the website. Tours can be pre-booked.
Also lookout for Wright's other most famous homes Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, and Taliesin West in Arizona
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