The William Martin House is an early Prairie Style Frank Lloyd Wright home completed in 1903. Here, there is a struggle between the vertical and horizontal elements of the home where the two story, outer columns thrust the building upward. However, this is balanced by the long, overhanging roof eaves that step down from the top to bottom of the William Martin House. The house maintains many of the other Prairie Style qualities developed by Frank Lloyd Wright: it rests on a concrete stylobate; it is covered in stucco; it has horizontal wood banding; it has banded art glass windows. This would be the last time that Frank Lloyd Wright used vertical elements in his homes.
The relationship between William Martin and Frank Lloyd Wright was a very fruitful one for Wright. The making of the William Martin House would lead to the commission for the EZ Polish Factory in Chicago, as well as the building of the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York, and the Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo, New York.
Photo captured August 30, 2014
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