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Actor in landscape
Martin House History

Shakespeare and the Martin House

The Martin House served as a beautiful backdrop for a video production of What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks from Romeo & Juliet. The video was part of the "Shakespeare's Greatest Hits" series, produced through a collaboration between WNED PBS and Shakespeare in Delaware Park – Buffalo's free, high-quality public…
Martin House
September 6, 2022
Young Dorothy Martin
Martin House History

Dorothy R. Martin | “All Educated”

With back-to-school season in full swing, this article from our curator provides an historical glimpse at the educational formation of Dorothy R. Martin (1896-1980). Dorothy R. Martin was the eldest child of Darwin D. and Isabelle Martin. Raised in the Martin House during her formative years, Dorothy had the privilege…
Martin House
August 22, 2022
Heintz Desk Set
Martin House History

Local History | The Heintz Art Metal Shop

The Heintz Art Metal Shop of Buffalo, New York, flourished during the early years of the twentieth century, producing some of the finest decorative metal wares of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The enterprise made a wide variety of objects of “things not found elsewhere,” including vases, bowls, desk…
Martin House
May 24, 2022
Art glass verandah doors
Martin House History

Music as Architecture | Architecture as Music

“The striving for entity, oneness in diversity, depth in design, repose in the final expression of the whole—all these are there in common pattern between architect and musician” ¹ – Frank Lloyd Wright Music is a persistent theme in the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. In his Autobiography,…
Martin House
February 21, 2022
MH historic holiday tree
Martin House History

Martin Family Holiday Traditions

As the season begins to turn, friends and families will be gathering soon to celebrate the holidays—whether in person or virtually. With this in mind, we hope many of you might draw inspiration from the lives of the Martins by adapting a few of their traditions for a new generation.…
Martin House
November 15, 2021
Dorothy with cat
Martin House History

Louise Mueller’s Photographs

Women of the Martin House | Louise Mueller’s Photographs of Isabelle and Dorothy Martin Louise F. Mueller—also known as Louise F. Müller—was a local photographer who took images of notable residents of the city of Buffalo, including members of the Martin family. But what more is known of this largely…
Martin House
September 21, 2021