Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Martin House Restoration Corp.

  • Buffalo, NY
  • http://darwinmartinhouse.org

Mission Statement

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most esteemed architect, the Martin House is an outstanding example of Prairie Style architecture and may be "the most important house of the first half of Wright's career." (Wright scholar, Robert McCarter). This masterpiece, which features 362 of Wright's finest work in art glass windows, is a registered National Historic Landmark. The MHRC is dedicated to restoring the existing structures (the Martin and the Barton House), rebuilding three missing elements (Pergola, Conservatory, and Carriage House), and opening the complex to the world as a public museum.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Public Tours
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mary Roberts

Keywords

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Frank Lloyd Wright, Architecture, National Historic Landmark, Historic Preservation

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Also Known As

Martin House

EIN

16-1426693

 Number

8219821213

Physical Address

125 Jewett Parkway

Buffalo, NY 14214 2301

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The MHRC's primary operational program at this time is a campaign, entitled "Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex Restoration Campaign; Saving and Sharing the Genius", the goal of which is to raise the funds necessary to restore the Martin House Complex, rebuild the missing architectural elements, and design and build a visitors' center interpretive facility appropriate for the effective handling of the estimated 60,000 to 100,000 visitors anticipated at the site upon opening as a public museum (figures provided by an independent marketing consultant). The fundraising goal is $23 million. In the meantime, the MHRC operates docent-guided public and group tours of the Martin House and Barton House providing interpretation of the architectural legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, NY and historical context of the house. We operate a museum shop featuring books and items related to architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Western New York region. We provide educational programs to schools from the elementary level to post-secondary, tailoring house tours to curricular requirements. Docent training, continuing education programs, committee assignments, and special events provide our corps of 350 volunteers with satisfying ways to be involved with the community via the Martin House Complex.

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Program 2

Public Tours

The Martin House is open for public tours year round and offers a wide array of tours and educational programs for the general public. Complete information on tours and programs can be accessed at "www.darwinmartinhouse.org"

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$0.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House Complex preserves, interprets and promotes a world class masterpiece built for Wright's significant patron and friend; It is located in Buffalo, NY - a city of recognized architectural treasures.

    The Martin House Restoration Corporation is committed to completing the interior restoration by 2013, which requires raising an additional $4 million. It is also committed to being financially self-sufficient by year end 2015 at the optimal level of operational efficiency.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

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National

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Financials

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MARTIN HOUSE RESTORATION CORPORATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Martin House Restoration Corp.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mary Roberts

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Kresse

Hiscock & Barclay LLP

Term: Mar 2012 - Mar 2013

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