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DARWIN D. MARTIN
   
  WILLIAM R. HEATH RESIDENCE (1904)    DARWIN D. MARTIN RESIDENCE (1904) 
  ISABEL & DARWIN MARTIN RESIDENCE AND GARAGE GRAYCLIFF (1927)
    GRAYCLIFF NEWSLETTER 
   
WILLIAM R. HEATH RESIDENCE (1904 - S.105)
   
Date: Circa 1906

Title: William R Heath Residence (1904 - S.105) Buffalo, NY, circa 1906.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest. One of Wright’s larger prairie styled homes. Main entry on the far left, children’s entry seen in the center. The covered Porch and Living Room are on the far left, the Maid’s bedrooms are on the right. Bedrooms are on the second level. Heath was an attorney for the Larkin Company and was married to Mary, the sister of one of the company’s cofounders Elbert Hubbard. Darwin Martin, a longtime friend of Wright’s, began working for the Larkin Company in 1878. He was instrumental in the selection of Wright for the design the Administration Building for the Larkin Company (S.093) in 1903. The following year, 1904, Darwin Martin (S.100) hired Wright to design a home in Buffalo NY. Wright next designed a home for Martin’s sister and her husband, George and Delta Barton (S.103) on an adjacent lot. That same year, Wright designed a home for the Larkin Company’s attorney, William Heath.

Size: Original 10 x 7.2 B&W photograph.

S#: 0064.06.0712

   
Date: Circa 1906

Title: William R Heath Residence (1904 - S.105) Buffalo, NY, circa 1906.

Description: Viewed from the Northwest. One of Wright’s larger prairie styled homes. Main entry on the far left, children’s entry seen in the center. The covered Porch and Living Room are on the far left, the Maid’s bedrooms are on the far right. Bedrooms are on the second level. Heath was an attorney for the Larkin Company and was married to Mary, the sister of one of the company’s cofounders Elbert Hubbard. Darwin Martin, a longtime friend of Wright’s, began working for the Larkin Company in 1878. He was instrumental in the selection of Wright for the design the Administration Building for the Larkin Company (S.093) in 1903. The following year, 1904, Darwin Martin (S.100) hired Wright to design a home in Buffalo NY. Wright next designed a home for Martin’s sister and her husband, George and Delta Barton (S.103) on an adjacent lot. That same year, Wright designed a home for the Larkin Company’s attorney, William Heath.

Size: Original 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0064.07.0712

   
Date: Circa 1906

Title: William R Heath Residence (1904 - S.105) Buffalo, NY, circa 1906.

Description: View of the Living Room fireplace which covers the North wall. The massive sandstone mantel reads "The reality of the house is order. The blessing of the house is contentment. The glory of the house is hospitality. The crown of the house is Godliness." Sandstone cubes balances the fireplace opening. A pair of art glass light fixtures are positioned symmetrically from the ceiling on either side of the fireplace. On the far right is an example of an art glass wall sconce, used earlier in the Dana Residence (1902 - S.072) and the George Barton Residence (1903 - S.103). Wright Chairs.

Size: Original 10 x 7.6 B&W photograph.

S#: 0064.08.0712

   
   
   
DARWIN D. MARTIN RESIDENCE (1904 - S.100-102)
   
Date: 1900

Title: Joseph & Helen Husser Residence Fireplace Circa 1900 (1899 - S.046).

Description: Husser Fireplace Discovered. Copy photograph of image published in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ausgefuhrte Bauten, Wright, 1911, p.110, and in Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago, Wright, 1911, p.44. Both are identified as the Martin fireplace. AB: "Wohnhaus Martin, Buffalo, N. Y. Kaminwand in Gold-Glasmosaik" translates "Martin House, Buffalo, N. Y. Fireplace Wall in Gold and Glass Mosaic." Chicago: "Wohnhaus Martin, Buffalo, N. Y. Mantelverkleidung in Glasmosaik" translates "Martin House, Buffalo, N. Y. Mantel Paneling in Glass Mosaic." Thanks for the heads-up from Tim Ellison. Although identified as the fireplace mosaic from the Martin Residence (1904), it is actually the fireplace mosaic from the Husser Residence, demolished in 1924. In 1968, The Early Work By Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright, p.110, it was miss identified again as the Martin Fireplace. See our study of the Husser and Martin fireplaces...

Size: 10 x 6.75 B&W photograph.

S#:
0041.26.1018
   
Date: 1904

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence Fireplace Study 1904 (S.100 - 1904).

Description: Copy photograph of illustration published in The Prairie School Tradition, Spencer, 1979, p.58-59. Caption: "Darwin D. Martin Residence, Buffalo, New York. 1904. Fireplace study, pencil and watercolor on tracing paper. Delineated by George M. Niedecken." See our study of the Husser and Martin fireplaces...

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#:
0055.15.1018
   
Date: Circa 1908

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence Fireplace Circa 1908 (S.100 - 1904).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Martin Residence in 1904. This photograph was first published in the March 1908 issue of Architectural Record. Of the Husser fireplace mosaic, Spencer wrote, "Mr. Wright as architect, Miss Ostertag as artist, and Mr. Giannini as craftsman and burner of remarkable enamels, have cooperated to show what may be conceived and executed here above and beyond precedent." Architectural Review, June 1900, Robert C. Spencer, Jr. At the same time, Pattison wrote of the same fireplace, "Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, is responsible for the creation of the innovation, and Orlando Giannnini invented the new glass work... The motive use by Miss Ostertag is based on the study of the wisteria vine in blossom." The Art-Interchange, June 1900, James William Pattison. The three collaborated again on the Martin Fireplace. For more information on the work of Blanche Ostertag, see Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter, 2nd Quarter, 1981, p.11-16. This photograph published in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ausgefuhrte Bauten, Wright, 1911, p.50, and in Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago, Wright, 1911, p.35. Also published in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, Quinian, 2004, p.116. Photographed by Henry Fuermann. The Martin fireplace is very similar to the Husser Fireplace. See our study of the Husser and Martin fireplaces...

Size: Three 10 x 8 B&W photographs.

S#:
0085.41.1018 (A-C)
   
   
Date: 1970

Title: Treasure Rooms of America’s Mansions Manor and Houses (Hard Cover, No DJ) (Published in association with Country Beautiful Corporation, Waukesha, Wisconsin by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York)

Author: Reif, Rita

Description: Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York. Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Prairie House". Short history and update on the restoration of the home. Designed by Wright in 1904 for he Martins. In 1939 when the Martin family left, it was divided into three apartments and an office. In 1967 the home was purchased in 1967 to provide an official home for he president of the State University of New York. They hired Edgar Tafel to restore the home to its original condition. Includes five photographs. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1812)

Size: 9.25 x 12.25

Pages: Pp 294-298

S#: 1812.00.1112

   
Date: 1981

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence (S.100 - 1904) Dining Room Chair, 1981.

Description: Designed for the Darwin Martin Residence, Buffalo, New York. Placed on a white pedestal, facing forward and to the left. Oak with cushioned seat. 39.5 (H) x 17 (W) x 17 (D). Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries. Wright Chairs.

Size: One 4x5 color photograph.

ST#: 1981.90.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence (S.100 - 1904) Dining Room Chair, 1981.

Description: Designed for the Darwin Martin Residence, Buffalo, New York. Placed on a white pedestal, facing backwards and to the right. Oak with cushioned seat. 39.5 (H) x 17 (W) x 17 (D). Table: Sherman M. Booth Residence Library Table (1915 - S.187). Possibly a library or print table. Designed for the Booth Residence, Glencoe, Illinois, in 1915. Three shelves set between two cabinets. Cabinet doors open outward. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries. Wright Chairs.

Size: One 6x4 color photograph.

ST#: 1981.91.0413

 

   
Date: 1983

Title: Martin Residence Tree of Life Windows (S.100 - 1904).

Description: Caption of face: "Buffalo, N.Y., May 25 – Tree of life Window. A dogwood tree blooms outside the Darwin D. Martin House, viewed through one of the ‘Tree of Life’ windows still existing in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Buffalo, N.Y. A number of the art glass windows and doors removed from the home sometime between 1932 and 1967 will be sold at auction in New York Thursday. Preservationists of the home are hoping that an ‘angel’ will buy the windows and donate them to the house – restoring it to it’s splendor." Stamped on verso: "May 27 1983". Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 8 x 10.5 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1983.25.0811

   
Date: 1984

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence (S.100 - 1904) Barrel Chair, 1984.

Description: First designed by Wright in 1937 for the Darwin Martin Residence. Slight modifications were made to the design for the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread (S.239 - 1937). Barrel chairs can also be found at Taliesin. Clipping taped to verso: "Jill Polacheck (left) and Joyce Papst (right) looked at a Milton Avery oil, ‘Dark Mountain, Light Mountain,’ with an estimated value of $11,000 to $13,000. The Frank Lloyd Wright chair in the foreground has an estimated value of $12,000 to $15,000." Stamped on clipping: "May 5 - 1984." Hand written on verso: "(Milwaukee Art Museum.)" Stamped on verso: "Staff Photo - Richard Brodzeller."

Size: Original 7.25 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1
984.52.0518
   
Date: 1985

Publication: Darwin D. Martin House Drawing

Author: Artist Lisa Krauss

Description: (Print) Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, Frank Lloyd Wright architect.

Size: 16 x 20

Pages: 1

ST#: 1985.22.0207

     
Date: 1986

Publication: Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo New York  (Published by The Landmark Society of Niagara Frontier)

Author: Photograph by Biff Henrich

Description: (Poster) Stairway at Second Floor.  Buffalo Architectural Series Number Two.  Frank Lloyd Wright Architect.  Designed 1903, Constructed 1904 - 1906. (First Edition)

Size: 23 x 37

Pages: 1

ST#: 1986.23.0407

   
Date: Circa 1986

Title: Darwin D. Martin House. A national Landmark. (1904 - S.061).

Description: (Brochure) "The Darwin D. Martin House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904 as the principle residence in a complex of six buildings. The original site include the George Barton House, the gardener’s cottage, a greenhouse, a two-story garage and stable, and a conservatory." Informational brochure includes a general information and history of the building and Wright, and tour information. Includes one photograph and two illustrations. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 3.75 x 9

Pages: Pp 8

ST#: 1986.43.0811

   
Date: 1987

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence Mosaic Fireplace Detail 1987 (S.100 - 1904).

Description: Copy photograph of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) drawing of the Darwin D. Martin Residence Mosaic Fireplace. Illustrated is the left side (1) and left front panel (2). Title: Darwin D. Martin House. 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Drawn by Mark Schryver, 1987. Sheet 26 of 27. See our study of the Husser and Martin fireplaces...

Size: 10 x 6.75 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1987.106.1118
   
Date: 1990

Publication: Rescue of a Landmark: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House  (Soft Cover)  (Published in 2000 by Western New York Wares, Inc., Paperback)

Author: Quinlan, Marjorie L.

Description: Original SC List Price $9.95, 2000 SC List Price $13.95.  (First Edition)

Pages: 101

ST#: 1990.02.0899

   
Date: 1992

Description: Martin Residence (S.100 - 1904) Dining Room Chairs. Set of two Dining Room chairs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Darwin D. Martin Residence Dining Room, one facing forward, one facing back. Date stamped on verso: "Sep 13 1992". Caption pasted on verso: "These are two of a set of five Frank Lloyd Wright oak dining chairs, which date from about 1904. The set and a matching copy brought $110,000 at an auction in San Francisco." See original image below. Wright Chairs.

Size: Original 5 x 7 B&W print.

ST#: 1992.71.1110

   
Early photograph of Darwin D. Martin Residence Dining Room chairs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Courtesy "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House", p148. Wright Chairs.
   
Date: 1996

Title: Barrel Chair Key Ring 1996.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright first designed the Barrel chair for the Darwin Martin Residence. (S.100 - 1904). Slight modifications were made to the design for the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread (S.239 - 1937). Descriptive card: "Inspired from the design of
Frank Lloyd Wright." Inside: "Barrel Chair Key Ring. The Barrel Chair is one and Frank Lloyd Wright's most enduring designs. As first conceived for his own Oak Park Home and Studio, it was more cubicle; it evolved in 1904 to a refined curvilinear shape, and then in 1937 to the semi-circular form with curving back and base. Our solid pewter Barrel Chair is a miniature of this classic design to enjoy every day." Stamped under seat: "Pewter." Made of pewter. Original list price $16.00.

Size: 1" wide x 1.5" high x .875" deep.

ST#:
1996.86.1118
   
Date: 1997

Title: Darwin D. Martin House Vase 1997 (1904 - S.100).

Description: Glass bud vase commemorates the "Tree of Life" design FLW created for the Darwin D. Martin art glass windows in 1904. The rim is flared and trimmed with gold. The design for the window features the stained glass motif in purple, gold, green, frosted and clear and is accented with gold. The base is trimmed with gold. Vertical text: "The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 1997. All rights reserved" and "Omaggio A Frank Lloyd Wright."

Size: Top rim: 2.5." Vase: 2". Base: 3.1". Height: 10".

ST#: 1
997.84.0317
   
Date: 1999

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Windows of the Darwin D. Martin House (Soft Cover) (Published by the Burchfield-Penney Art Center / Buffalo State College Foundation, Inc., Buffalo, NY)

Author: Edited by Quinan, Jack. Essays by Lownie, Theodore; McCarter, Robert; Quinan, Jack

Description: Published in conduction with an exhibition at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center from July 31 - November 28, 1999. Curated by Theodore Lownie. "The Darwin D. Martin House is a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation that can be accorded to a structure by the federal government... The leaded glass at the Martin Estate, among the richest created by Wright, was designed for installation in both the vertical and horizontal planes of the structures, between the piers and the ceilings. Includes history, illustration, photographs and examples of the windows of the Martin House. (First Edition)

Size: 9 x 9.

Pages: Pp 40

ST#: 1999.69.0912

   
Date: 2000

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex. 2001 Calendar (Soft Cover) (Published by the Martin House Restoration Corporations, Buffalo, New York)

Author: Quinan, Jack

Description: "Following a decade of experimentation with eclectic forms of domestic architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright propelled himself to the forefront of American architecture, with his first Prairie House, A House on the Prairie Town, published in the Ladies Home Journal of February 1901. Characterized buy a cross-axial plan, a large, anchoring chimney, low, subsuming roofs supported on piers instead of walls, and by long sequences of screen like art glass windows, the prototype Prairie House departed so radically from the historical styles that predominated in the nineteenth century that they were known as ‘freak houses." Who might we asked would live in such houses?"  (First Edition)

Size: 13 x 12

Pages: Pp 28

ST#:
2000.92.0719
   
Date: 2004

Publication: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, Architecture as Portraiture (Published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York)

Author: Quinan, Jack

Description: The Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, is one of Wright's earliest and most important masterpieces. Built in the prairie style, this large residential complex was designed, landscaped, and extensively furnished by the architect. The history of its creation, recorded in over 400 letters exchanged between Wright and Martin, forms a fascinating biography not only of the house but of its architect and client. In this detailed account of the Martin House commission, Quinan mines the Wright-Martin correspondence, along with the physical artifacts and architectural remains of the house, which is currently under restoration, to investigate Wright's often-made claim that his buildings "portray" their clients. (Publisher’s description.) This copy signed by Jack Quinan. Original list price $34.95. (First Edition)

Size: 8 x 10.25

Pages: 248

ST#: 2004.54.0810

   
Date: 2004

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex (Published by the Martin House Restoration Corporation, Buffalo, New York)

Author: Neufeld, Lesley

Description: "Rebirth and Restoration. The Martin House Complex 1903-05. Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius is weaving together structures and landscape, interior and exterior is abundantly evident in the Darwin D. Martin Complex (1903-05), where each element is the arrangement of five buildings is harmoniously integrated with gardens and grounds. The Martin House Complex represents the first time in Wright’s celebrated career when he had the opportunity to express his genius through a multi-structure composition. Paired with a generous and understanding patron in Darwin Martin, Wright had free rein in conceiving the complex. The result was an unprecedented work of art of the first order." (Back cover.) Original list price $11.95. (First Edition)

Size: 9 x 9

Pages: Pp 36

ST#:
2004.78.0517
   
Date: 2010

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex (Published by the Martin House Restoration Corporation, Buffalo, New York)

Author: Neufeld, Lesley

Description: First published in 2004. "Rebirth and Restoration. The Martin House Complex 1903-05. Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius is weaving together structures and landscape, interior and exterior is abundantly evident in the Darwin D. Martin Complex (1903-05), where each element is the arrangement of five buildings is harmoniously integrated with gardens and grounds. The Martin House Complex represents the first time in Wright’s celebrated career when he had the opportunity to express his genius through a multi-structure composition. Paired with a generous and understanding patron in Darwin Martin, Wright had free rein in conceiving the complex. The result was an unprecedented work of art of the first order." (Back cover.) Original list price $11.95. (First Edition)

Size: 9 x 9

Pages: Pp 35

ST#: 2010.19.0414

   
Date: 2005

Publication: Initiatives in Art & Culture, New York University.

Description: Crafting community: exploring complexity and contradiction. Organized by Lisa Koenigsberg, and New York University.  A conference in Buffalo and Upstate New York.  Thursday - Sunday, June 16-19, 2005.  Discusses and tours Darwin Martin complex, Graycliff and remains of the Larkin Building. 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: 2

ST#: 2005.17.0707

 

   
Date: 2006

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo (Published by WNED, Buffalo, Toronto)

Author: Written and directed by: Lamont, Paul

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the greatest architect that America has ever produced but his genius was often overshadowed by scandal and tragedy. As friends and clients deserted him because of his scandalous lifestyle, one man, Buffalo businessman Darwin Martin, stood by him and supported him both emotionally and financially for 30 years. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo" is the story of their long friendship—a friendship that began in 1902 and ended with Darwin Martin's death in 1935. Woven into the story is the signature architecture that was created as a result—the Larkin Administration Building, the Darwin Martin Estate, and the Martin summer home, Graycliff — all in Buffalo, New York." (Back Cover) Original list price $19.95

Size: 60 Minutes

ST#: 2006.52.0316

   
Date: 2009

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Art Glass of the Martin House Complex (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Pomegranate Communications, Inc., Petaluma, CA)

Author: Editor: Jackson-Forsberg, Eric; Text: Lownie, Theodore; McCarter, Robert; Quinan, Jack; Introduction: Sloan, Julie

Description: "When Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Darwin D. Martin House complex (1903-1905), he filled the windows, doors, skylights, and laylights with nearly four hundred pieces of his signature art glass. The spectacular designs, abstractions of the architecture and surrounding environment, are among some of Wright's finest. These "light screens," as Wright called them, were fundamental to his principle of "bringing the outside in" by blurring the line between enclosed and open spaces. Despite the site-specific nature of Wright's art glass, nearly three-quarters of the pieces at the Martin House complex have been removed – many of them distributed to museums and private collections throughout the world. Today, due to the tremendous reconstruction efforts by the Martin House Restoration Corporation, the art glass designs are being restored to their original home. Only now, in their original context, is it possible to fully appreciate the importance of these "light screens" to Wright's overall composition for the Martin House complex..." (Dust jacket.) Original list price $27.95. (First Edition)

Size: 9.25 x 9.25

Pages: Pp 96

ST#:
2009.52.0719
   
Date: 2014

Title: Martin House Drawings (Soft Cover, Wire Bound) (Published by John Randal Publishing and Wilkerson & Hughes, LLC. Regina, SK, Canada, Altoona, Florida)

Author: John Randal Publishing; Wilkerson & Hughes

Description: The Martin House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in early 20th century Buffalo, NY for Darwin D. Martin. This is considered a most important Estate home design by Frank Lloyd Wright. This book is entirely composed of measured drawings conducted by the American Historical Building Survey. This book also contains the drawings of the original layout and the 1987 revisions. (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $7.95. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 27

ST#: 2014.12.1014

   
Date: 2017

Title: Darwin D. Martin Residence Fireplace 2017 (S.100 - 1904).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Martin Residence in 1904. Photographed in 2017 after the extensive restoration of the Darwin Martin House. See our study of the Husser and Martin fireplaces...

Size: Two 10 x 8 photographs, one Color and one B&W.

ST#:
2017.25.1118 (A&B)

   
   
   
ISABEL & DARWIN MARTIN RESIDENCE & GARAGE GRAYCLIFF (1927 - S.225-226)
   
Date: 1927

Title: Isabel & Darwin Martin Residence Graycliff and Garage Construction Scrapbook June 5, 1927 - May 1930 (1927 - S.225-226).

Description: The Graycliff estate was the summer residence of Isabelle and Darwin Martin, Derby, New York. Graycliff was the second completed complex designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Martin’s. The first being the Martin House Complex in Buffalo. This collection of photographs of the construction, begins with construction in 1927, to the completion in 1928, and a page of follow-up photos in 1930. These copies of the scrapbook were made in the 1980s by Kelmscott Gallery. Provenance: Kelmscott Gallery, Chicago; D. D. Martin estate. The greatest value of this set is documenting the dates and progress of the construction of Graycliff.

Size: This set consist of twenty 11 x 17" pages and seven 8-1/2 x 11" pages creating twenty-one 13.75 x 11" pages of the scrapbook. Plus two pages of the Buffalo Complex.

S#:
0198.26.0518 (1-23)
   

Sheet 1: A: South View of the Foundation. "June 5, 1927." The Entrance is in the center. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -1:A)
   

Sheet 1: B: Southeast View of the Foundation. "June 5, 1927." The Entrance is to the left, by the cement mixer, the Living Room is to the right. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -1:B)
   

Sheet 1: C: Southeast View of the Foundation. "June 5, 1927." The Living Room is to the left, the Kitchen is in the center, the Sun Porch is to the right. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -1:C)
   

Sheet 1: D: Northeast View of the Foundation. "June 5, 1927." The Living Room is in the center. The Boiler House is in the background on the right. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -1:D)
   

Sheet 2: June 5, 1927
   

Sheet 2: A: View of the Foundation. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -2:A)
   

Sheet 2: B: Northeast View of the Foundation. Large tank sets under the Terrace. The cement mixer is on the left. The Living Room is to the right. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -2:B)
   

Sheet 2: C: View of the Boiler House from the Southwest. The Garage is to the right. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -2:C)
   

Sheet 2: D: View of the Boiler House and Garage from the Northwest. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -2:D)
   

Sheet 3: June 5 - 30, 1927
   

Sheet 3: A: View of the Boiler House and Garage from the Northwest. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -3:A)
   

 

Sheet 3: B: View of the Boiler House and Garage from the Northeast. "June 5, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -3:B)

   

 

Sheet 3: C: View of the Boiler House and Garage from the Northwest. Cement mixer is on the right. "June 18, 1927." (S#198.26 -3:C)

   

Sheet 3: D: View from the Southeast. The Sun Room walls are erected, as are the Living Room columns. "June 30, 1927." (S#198.26 -3:D)
   

Sheet 4: June 30, 1927
   

Sheet 4: A: View of the construction of the Living Room columns. "June 30, 1927." (S#198.26 -4:A)
   

Sheet 4: B: View from the Southeast. The Porte Cochere is taking form on the left. The Living Room columns are on the right. "June 30, 1927."(S#198.26 -4:B)
   

Sheet 4: C: View of construction. "June 30, 1927." (S#198.26 -4:C)
   

Sheet 4: D: View from the East. Workers are building the roof over the Porte Cochere. The Entrance is on the right. "June 30, 1927." (S#198.26 -4:D)
   

Sheet 4: E: Masons are adding stone. "June 30, 1927." (S#198.26 -4:E)
   

Sheet 5: July 2, 1927
   

Sheet 5: A: View from the South. Work on the first level. The Sunroom is on the far left. The roof has been completed over the Porte Cochere. The Kitchen and Sun Porch are on the right. "July 2, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -5:A)
   

Sheet 5: B: View from the Southwest. Work has begun on the fireplace. The Kitchen and Sun Porch in the background has been covered. "July 2, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -5:B)
   

Sheet 5: C: View from the Northwest. The Living Room is on the left, the Entrance is in the center, the Sun Room is on the right. The roof over the Porte Cochere can be seen in the center background. "July 2, 1927."Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -5:C)
   

Sheet 5: D: View from the Northeast. The Porte Cochere and Entrance are to the left, the Kitchen and Sun Porch are to the right. "July 2, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -5:D)
   

Sheet 6: July 14-20, 1927
   

Sheet 6: A: Work continues on the first level. The masons have covered some of the brickwork in stone. The Living Room ceiling beams can be seen in the background. "July 14, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:A)
   

Sheet 6: B: View from the west. The Living Room is on the left, the Library is in the center, and the Sun Room is on the right. The Garage can be seen in the background in line with the Library. Above the Sun Room the Bedrooms are being framed out."July 14, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:B)
   

Sheet 6: C: View from the Northwest. The Living Room is on the left, the Library is to the right. "July 14, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:C)
   

Sheet 6: D: View from the Southwest. The Sun Room and Entrance are on the first level. The Porte Cochere is on the right. The Bedrooms are being framed out. The Balcony has taken shape. "July 14, 1927." (S#198.26 -6:D)
   

Sheet 6: E: View from the Southwest. Bedrooms are being framed out on the second level. The brick Fireplace can be seen in the background. "July 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:E)
   

Sheet 6: F: View of construction. "July 20, 1927." (S#198.26 -6:F)
   

Sheet 6: G: View of the Living Room from the Southeast. The Porte Cochere and Entrance is on the far left. Bedrooms are being framed on the second level. "July 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:G)
   

Sheet 6: H: View of the Dining Room from the Northwest. The Kitchen is on the far left. The massive Fireplace is on the right. "July 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:H)
   

Sheet 6: I: View from the west. The Library is on the far left, Sun Room is on the right. The Bedrooms are being enclosed on the upper level, as is the upper Terrace on the left, and the upper Balcony on the right. "July 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -6:I)
   

Sheet 7: July 20-26, 1927
   

Sheet 7: A: View of the Porte Cochere and Entrance from the Southwest. Stonework continues on the face of the walls and columns. "July 20, 1927." (S#198.26 -7:A)
   

Sheet 7: B: View of the Porte Cochere and Entrance from the South. Stonework continues on the face of the walls and columns. Upper floor is frames, and work has started on the roof. "July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:B)
   

Sheet 7: C: View of the East end of the house from the South. Exterior walls are covered on the first and second levels, and work has started on the roof. The Living Room is on the left, the Kitchen and Sun Porch are on the right. A cement mixer sets to the left."July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:C)
   

Sheet 7: D: View from the West. Exterior walls are covered on the first and second levels, as well as the upper balcony. The Living Room is on the left, the Library is in the center, the Sun Room is on the right. "July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:D)
   

Sheet 7: E: View from the Southwest. Exterior walls are covered on the first and second levels, as well as the upper balconies. The Library can be seen on the left, the Sun Room is in the center, the Entrance and Porte Cochere are on the right. "July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:E)
   

Sheet 7: F: View from the East. The Porte Cochere is on the left, Library on the right. Workers on the second level are standing on the width of a single board. "July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:F)
   

Sheet 7: G: View from the Northwest. It appears that the walls have been faces. The roof has not been covered yet. "July 26, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -7:G)
   

Sheet 8: July 30, 1927
   

Sheet 8: A: View of the back of the house from the Northwest. The roof has been sheeted. The Sun Room is on the far left, the Living Room is on the right. The chimney mass has not yet been built, and the exterior stucco has not yet been applied. "July 30, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -8:A)
   

Sheet 8: B: View of the entire front of the house from the South. "July 30, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -8:B)
   

Sheet 8: C: View of the west end of the house from the Northwest. "July 30, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -8:C)
   

Sheet 8: D: View of the west end of the house. The Library and Living Room are on the left. The Sun Room is in the center, the Porte Cochere and Garage are seen on the right. Workers are applying sheeting to the roof. "July 30, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -8:D)
   

Sheet 9: July 30 - August 20, 1927
   

Sheet 9: A: View of the complex from the East. Scaffolding surrounds the house. The Boiler House is on the left, the Porte Cochere toward the center in the background. "July 30, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:A)
   

Sheet 9: B: View of the back of the house from the West. The roof appears to be finished and the Chimney mass is progressing. A horse is on the far left. "August 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:B)
   

Sheet 9: C: The camera has moved toward the left side of the back of the house. "August 20, 1927." (S#198.26 -9:C)
   

Sheet 9: D: View of the West end of the house from the Southwest. The roof is finishe. The Porte Cochere and Garage are on the right. "August 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:D)
   

Sheet 9: E: The camera continues to move around the house to the right. "August 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:E)
   

Sheet 9: F: View of the front Entrance to the house from the Southeast. The roof is finished. "August 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:F)
   

Sheet 9: G: View of the Southeast section of the house. "August 20, 1927." Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -9:G)
   

Sheet 10: August 23, 1927
   

Sheet 10: A: View of the Porte Cochere. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -10:A)
   

Sheet 10: B: View of the Northern Elevation. The stairs leading down to the Esplanade have been poured. The stucco has not yet been applied to the exterior walls or columns yet. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -10:B)
   

Sheet 10: C: View of the Northern Elevation. Work continues on the chimney mass. The stairs leading down to the Esplanade have been poured. The stucco has not yet been applied to the exterior walls or columns yet. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -10:C)
   

Sheet 11: August 23, 1927
   

Sheet 11: A: View of the Southern elevation. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -11:A)
   

Sheet 11: B: View from the West. The stairs leading down to the Esplanade have been poured. The stucco has not yet been applied to the exterior walls or columns yet. Work continues on the chimney mass. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -11:B)
   

Sheet 11: C: View of the Boiler House and Garage. It appears that possibly the stucco has been applied to the garage, and the windows on the second level have been installed.. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -11:C)
   

Sheet 12: August 23, 1927



Sheet 12: A: A Walk on the Beach. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -12:A)

Sheet 12: C: Beach scene. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -12:C)
   

Sheet 12: B: View of the Entrance and the Porte Cochere. Stone work is nearly complete above the Porte Cochere. Four people are standing in the doorway, one could possibly be Darwin D. Martin. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "August 23, 1927." (S#198.26 -12:B)
   

Sheet 13: September 2, 1927
   

Sheet 13: A: View of the Southeast corner. Stonework progresses on the exterior Kitchen wall. Upper windows have been installed. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -13:A)
   

Sheet 13: B: View of the back of the house. The stonework on the massive chimney is complete. Upper windows have been installed. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -13:B)
   

Sheet 13: C: View of the Southwest end of the house. Stonework is nearly complete. Upper windows have been installed. There is a car parked in the Porte Cochere. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -13:C)
   

Sheet 13: D: View of the Southern corner of the house. Stonework is nearly complete. Some of the upper windows have been installed. There is a car parked in the Porte Cochere. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -13:D)
   

Sheet 14: September 2, 1927
   

Sheet 14: A: View of the interior. Two transparent women in the interior, possibly a double exposure. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -14:A)
   

Sheet 14: B: View of the chimney mass from the Western end of the Balcony on the second level. The chimney appears to be complete. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -14:B)
   

Sheet 14: C: View of the Southern Terrace from the Southwest. The Kitchen can be seen in the background. Concrete has been poured for the Terrace and stairs. Stucco has not yet been applied. Wires are handing down for the instillation of the inset lighting for the Terrace. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -14:C)
   

Sheet 14: D: Two men working on the interior. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -14:D)
   

Sheet 15: September 2, 1927
   

Sheet 15: A: View of Graycliff from the Northwest. Chimney mass and stonework is complete. The upper right windows have been installed. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -15:A)

   

Sheet 15: B: View of Entry from the South. A car is parked in the Porte Cochere. The stonework ending the fountain is complete. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "September 2, 1927." (S#198.26 -15:B)
   

Sheet 16: July 22, 1927
   

Sheet 16: A: Family gathering at Graycliff. The family is gathered on the back steps. Darwin Martin is second from the left. Isabel is third from the right, seated looking to the left. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -16:A)
   

Sheet 17: July 22, 1927

Sheet 17: A-C: Three photographs at Graycliff. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -17:A-C)
   

Sheet 18: July 22, 1927 (This image is of two incomplete pages combined.)
   

Sheet 18: A: View of the Living Room from the Southwest. The Fireplace is on the left, the Dining Room is in the background on the right. The Living Room table on the right was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Graycliff. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -18:A)


   

Sheet 18: B: View of the furniture and the interior of Graycliff. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -18:B)
   

Sheet 18: C: View of the Living Room from the Southwest. The Fireplace is in the background. The Living Room table on the left was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Graycliff. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. (S#198.26 -18:C)
   

Sheet 19: July 22, 1927
   

Sheet 19: A: View of Graycliff from the Northwest. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -19:A)

   

Sheet 19: B: View of the complete Graycliff from the Southeast. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -19:B)
   

Sheet 19: C: View of the Garage from the West. The roof of the Porte Cochere is on the left. The wall between Graycliff and the Garage has been complete, hiding the Boiler House. The Chauffeur's Apartment is above the garage. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -19:C)

Sheet 19: D: View of the Graycliff frpom the South. Photograph courtesy of The University of Buffalo Library, Darwin Martin Collection. "July 22, 1928." (S#198.26 -19:D)
   

Sheet 20-21: A-F: Views of the beach. "July 5, 1929." Two copies. (S#198.26 -20-21:A-F)
   

Sheet 22: A-G: Views of the gardens at Darwin Martin Buffalo home. "May 1930." (S#198.26 -22:A-G)
   

Sheet 23: View of Richard Bock's sculpture "Awakening of Spring." Text: "Awakening of Spring. Jewett Parkway. Richard W. Bock." Originally conceived around 1906-1907, Richard Bock was commissioned by Frank Lloyd Wright to create the four seasons: Spring, Winter, Summer and Fall. Spring was created and installed on one of the lower pedestals on the exterior of the Darwin S. Martin Residence on Jewett Parkway and Summer Avenue in Buffalo New York. According to the Bock Museum at Greenville University, Greenville, Illinois, "Winter" was begun, but put on hold by Mrs. Martin. Included in the Martin Photographic Collection at The University of Buffalo Library, Martin's daughter was photographed in her wedding dress next to the original sculpture in 1923. In the 1940s it was moved to Martins son's home on Summer Street until the 1970s when they donated it to the Bock Museum where it sits today on a pedestal in front of the museum. During the restoration of the Darwin Martin complex, a request was made to the Museum to return the Sculpture to its original pedestal. After the request was denied, the Martin Complex had a reproduction created, and it was unveiled on June 8, 2009, Frank Lloyd Wright's 142nd birthday. It appears in this photograph that the 2 foot by 5 foot sculpture is setting on wooden sawhorses. (S#198.26 -23)
   
Date: 2001

Title: Preserving Graycliff: An Examination of the Colors, Fabrics and Furniture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Summer Residence of Isabelle Martin (Digital) (Published by WAG Postprints, Dallas, Texas)

Author: Kirschner, Pamela

Description: Information was gathered in a study of the interior color scheme, fabrics and furniture of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed house Graycliff. The house is situated on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby, New York. It was designed by Wright in 1926 for Isabelle Martin, the wife of the industrialist Darwin Martin. Wright designed both freestanding and built-in furniture for the house interior and also suggested colors and fabrics... Graycliff was the summer estate of Isabelle R. and Darwin D. Martin and is located on the cliffs above Lake Erie in Derby, New York, fourteen miles south of Buffalo. The house received its name from the gray shale cliffs it overlooks. Darwin Martin provided Wright with many commissions, including a residence for Martin and his wife and family built in 1906 in Buffalo, New York. Martin requested that their summer house be designed for his wife Isabelle. Isabelle’s feeling was that their Buffalo home was too dark and requested that the summer home be filled with "floods of light and sunshine."

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 15

ST#:
2001.78.0718
   
   
   
GRAYCLIFF CONSERVANCY NEWSLETTER
   
Date: 1999

Title: Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. Newsletter - 2nd Edition 1999 (Published by the Graycliff Conservancy, Inc., Amherst, NY)

Author: Editor: Bronnenkant, Carol

Description: 1) “The Baird Foundation will back acquisition of Graycliff Estate.” 2) “1998 - A Tremendous Year for the Conservancy.” 3) “Wright By Design - Decorative Design Show.” 4) “Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff.” Includes 12 photos and one illustration. Original cover price $8.75.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 4

ST#:
1999.46.0606
   
Date: 2008

Title: Graycliff Conservancy. Wright On The Lake Spring-Summer 2008 (Published by Graycliff Conservancy, Inc., Darby, NY)

Author: 2) Chrisman, Diane 3) Hauser, Reine 9) Mahoney, Patyrick 11) Whitman, Cliff

Description: Graycliff was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1927.
1) New York State Awards Graycliff Estate Major Funding for Restoration of Historic Landscape.
2) A message from the President.
3) A Message from the Executive Director.
4) Lake Terrace Slated for Restoration 2008.
5) Original China Donated to Graycliff.
6) Original Linens and Lamps Returned to Graycliff.
7) 2008 Lecture Series: The Woman is the Client: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Women Patrons.
8) Graycliff Restoration Projects - 2007.
9) Restoration Repoort. The Stone Terraces of Graycliff.
10) Special Tours Debut at Graycliff.
11) The Gardener’s Report: Come Grow with Me... Just One of Many Stories. Includes 66 photographs and illustrations. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 12

ST#:
2008.43.1218
   
   
   

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