Darwin D. Martin House Complex - Table of Contents

Pergola and Conservatory - Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Photographs taken January 31, 2008

Constructed 1903-05
Demolished 1960
Reconstructed 2006-2008

On this page, below:
Pergola

Conservatory

Pergola

Pergola: A garden structure with an open wooden-framed roof, often latticed, supported by regularly spaced posts or columns.

The Pergola connects the Martin House and the Conservatory.


June 6, 2006 photo.
View from rear of Martin House:   Far left: Carriage house   ...   Upper right: Conservatory   ...   Right: Pergola



June 6, 2006 photo.

View from Summit Avenue:  Far left: rear of Martin House   ...   Center: Long, narrow Pergola   ...   Right: Conservatory



June 6, 2006 photo.
Pergola  with terra cotta roof tiles manufactured and imported from France (tiles not available from any American company)   ...   Background: Conservatory



June 6, 2006 photo - Pergola.
Detail below:




June 6, 2006 photo
- Pergola
Note Roman brick, the same as used in the Martin and Barton Houses



June 6, 2006 photo.
Pergola (left half of photo) is the walkway from the Martin House to the Conservatory (right half of photo)





September 28, 2011 photo.
East elevation - view from Summit Avenue
Left:  Martin House   ...   Center: Pergola   ...   Right: Carriage house   ...    Detail below:



September 28, 2011 photo.
Left:  Pergola  ...   Right: Carriage house   ...   Restored statue in foreground (detailed below:)



September 28, 2011 photo.



October 21, 2008 photo.
Martin House at right.



January 31, 2008 - Pergola.
  Left background: Martin House   ...   Right: Pergola
Prairie style widely overhanging eaves  on pergola ...   Open spaces - not windows - in Pergola



January 31, 2008 Pergola.
View towards the entrance (doors) of the Conservatory   ...   Pergola sides have open air spaces, not windows  - note snow on floor



June 2018 Pergola.
Looking into the Conservatory   ...   Note glass floor panels (detailed below:)



June 2018 Pergola.
Identical tiles used throughout the Martin House   ...    Glass floor panels   ...   See also glass panels used in the 1892 Market Arcade



January 31, 2008 - Pergola.
Cypress ...   Reproduction Victorian light bulbs   ...   Roman bricks



January 31, 2008 - Pergola.
Cypress ...   Reproduction Victorian light bulbs




January 31, 2008 - Pergola.
At the end of pergola looking into the conservatory.   ...   Spaces at far left and far right are open air spaces, not windows



January 31, 2008 - Pergola.
Pergola as seen from a second floor bedroom in the Martin House





Conservatory


June 6, 2006 photo.
View from rear of Martin House:  Center background: Carriage house   ...   Roof at right is that of the Pergola




June 6, 2006 photo.
View from rear of Martin House: Carriage house




October 10, 2006 photo.
Left: Carriage house   ...   Middle: Conservatory   ...   Right: Pergola




September 28, 2011 photo - Conservatory.
(Not in photograph:  Pergola at left)   ...    East elevation - view from Summit Avenue



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
  West elevation   ...   (Not in photograph:  Pergola at left)     ...    Frank Lloyd Wright-designed in the Prairie style   ...   Limestone martin birdhouses in the original positions atop Conservatory; two at left are reproductions   ...   Hip roof   ...   Roman bricks



September 28, 2011 photo - Conservatory.
Pergola to left of double doors   ...    Conservatory has four Wright-designed martin bird houses on the four corners




January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
2 of the 4 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed limestone martin birdhouses in the original positions atop conservatory



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
View towards the Pergola



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
Copper clad aluminum skylight has awning with crank system   ...   Planters are made of architectural concrete    ...   Reproduction Victory of Samothrace statue sits on 3' high plinth with a 45 degree angle fountain in front



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
Reproduction Victory of Samothrace statue and planters   ...   Windows


June 2018 - Conservatory.
Reproduction Victory of Samothrace statue sits on 3' high plinth with a 45 degree angle fountain in front



June 2018 - Conservatory.



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.



January 31, 2008 - Conservatory.
Left background:  Carriage house   ...   Right stairs to Carriage house second floor





Special thanks to the following for their cooperation:   Executive Director Mary F. Roberts, Director of Operations Margaret P. Stehlik, and Marketing Manager Caitlin Deibel

Photographs taken by Chuck LaChiusa
Photos 2018 Martin House Restoration Corporation
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