7. Darwin D. Martin House Complex in Buffalo (Public)

The Darwin D. Martin House (125 Jewett Pkwy., Buffalo) is comprised of six buildings, interior and exterior gardens and a collection of 400 art-glass windows. Situated in Parkside, a historic planned community designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., the multi-building complex was built between 1903-1905, and includes the main Martin House, a pergola, a conservatory, a carriage house, a gardener’s cottage (added in 1909) and the George and Delta Barton House, a residence for Martin’s sister and brother-in-law.

The house was abandoned from 1938 to 1954 and much of the original interior decor elements designed by Frank Lloyd Wright were removed during these decades. A remodeling of the home in the 1960s led to more destruction of the original design.

Stained glass pieces from the home on display at the Corning Museum of Glass.

In 1999, the estate was purchased by the Graycliff Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that seeks to return the home to its original 1930 appearance. While exterior restoration has been completed, interior efforts still continue.Two pieces of the original 394 stained glass pieces designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, produced by the Linden Glass Company in Chicago, are in the Corning Museum of Glass. The museum has the most famous pattern, known as “The Tree of Life,” on display in its permanent exhibition, “35 Centuries of Glass.”

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