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Frank Lloyd Wright's work in New York is anchored at the beginning of the century with several buildings in Buffalo including the Larkin Building (now demolished) and several Prairie-style residences, such as the Darwin D. Martin House, and at the end of his life with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and other designs in New York City. The image shown here (from the Guggenheim Museum Site) is a recent image of the exterior of the museum.

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Larkin Company Administration Building (S.093), Buffalo, New York, 1903. Demolished.

This office building for a mail order company stood in Buffalo from 1903 to 1950. The site of the building is/was Seneca at Larkin, just south of where Seymour and Swan streets meet, just east of a railroad turntable. A building pier from the building is still at the site, and sometime during 1997 the outline of the original footprint of the building had been painted on the parking lot that is there now. In the historic postcard-style image to the left, the Larkin Building is the building to the right, in the foreground (not the huge factory buildings).

Darwin D. Martin House (S.100), Buffalo, New York, 1904
This Prairie mansion is undergoing restoration.

George Barton House (S.103), Buffalo, New York, 1903.
This two-story Prairie house was built adjacent to the Martin House described in the entry above.

William.R. Heath House (S.105), Buffalo, New York, 1905

E.E. Boynton House (S.147), Rochester, New York, 1908.
This two-story Prairie house is built in the elongated "T" plan. Mr. Wright paid close attention to the details of this house's construction, right down to requiring that 28 elm trees be planted on the lot.

Alexander Davidson House (S.149), Buffalo, New York, 1908.
This two-story cruciform Prairie house is similar to the Isabel Roberts and Frank Baker houses in Illinois, designed at the same time.

"Graycliff", Darwin D. Martin Summer Residence (S.225), Derby, New York, 1927

Francis Little House - Living Room (S.173), built in Deephaven (1912), Minnesota, currently residing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (since 1972).
Unfortunately, the Little house ("Northhome") was demolished in 1972, but fortunately two parts of the house were saved, and one section, the living room, is on display at the museum.

  • Little Living Room Page [getty]. Contains image (in different sizes) and text.

    Ben Rebhuhn House (S.240), Great Neck Estates, New York, 1937.
    This house is similar to the Vosburgh house in Michigan, except this house is in the Usonian style, and the Vosburgh residence (built 21 years before) is in the Prairie style. The house follows a cruciform plan.

    Sol Friedman House "Toyhill" (S.316), Pleasantville, New York, 1948.
    This was the first of the three homes built in the "Usonia Homes" development north of New York City. It is a stone and concrete structure with a round wing at one end and a mushroom-shaped carport at another end.

    Edward Serlin House (S.317), Pleasantville, New York, 1949.
    This is the second of the "Usonia Homes", and its design includes a shed roof.

    Roland Reisley House (S.318), Pleasantville, New York, 1951.
    The third of the "Usonia Homes", this is a building on a hillside with a masonry "core" and wood siding.

    [Hoffman] Mercedes-Benz Showroom (S.390), New York, New York, 1955.
    This is actually an interior remodeling, not an entire Wright-designed construction. Too see another commercial interior space of era of Mr. Wright's career, see the V.C.Morris Gift Shop.. Other, but dissimilar commercial interiors from much earlier in Mr. Wright's career can be found in the Illinois page of this Building Guide. The showroom is one of four Wright sites in New York City, and one of two in the Manhattan borough.

    A.K. Chahroudi House (S.346), Lake Mahoupac, New York, 1951.
    This house in the woods, on an island, is constructed of desert rubblestone, which was more commonly used in Wright's construction in Arizona.

    Guggenheim Museum (S.400), New York, New York, 1956
    This famous museum of modern art on Fifth Avenuie is one of the best represented FLW buildings on the Web.

    There is a sort of tension between the museum interior and the artwork it is supposed to display. When someone complained to Mr. Wright that the walls were not high enough to adequately display some of the paintings, he suggested that the paintings be cut in half. Also, William Allin Storrer wrote in the "Frank Lloyd Wright Companion" that "during the 1980s, the museum's administration seemed to take umbrage with people who came to see the building rather than the paintings and sculpure housed there.

    The scene toward the beginning of the 1997 motion picture "Men in Black" in which the police officer played by Will Smith apprehends an alien "cephalopoid" was filmed on the exterior of this building.

    When looking for information on this building, be aware that there is another Guggenheim museum in New York City (SoHo). There is also a new Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain designed by Frank Gehry. Neither museum building has anything to with the 1956 Wright museum on Fifth Avenue.
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    William Cass House, "The Crimson Beech", Staten Island, New York, 1959.
    This residence is one of four Wright sites in New York City.

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