Travel Tips and Architecture Itineraries for Buffalo, NY:
Once a flourishing industrial city, Buffalo, NY is like a museum of architecture from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, and other top architects designed buildings for prosperous businessmen. Buffalo also boasts a parks system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed the expansive grounds of the imposing "Richardsonian Romanesque" hospital complex.
Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo:
Frank Lloyd Wright designed several landmark Prairie Style homes for executives of the Larkin Soap Company. The Larkin Company Administration Building was demolished in 1950, but many of the homes have been preserved and restored.
- Darwin-Martin House (Interior closed to visitors during renovations.)
- Darwin-Martin Conservatory
- Darwin-Martin Gardener's Cottage
- George F. Barton House
- William R. Heath House (Private home, not open for tours.)
- Walter V. Davidson House (Private home, not open for tours.)
- In nearby Derby, NY, Graycliff, the rustic stone-walled summer home of Isabelle R. Martin
For information about architectural tours in Buffalo, with resources for learning about the famous architects who worked there, visit the Buffalo Niagara onvention & Visitors Bureau.