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2008 Photographs - Martin House and Visitors' Center
Darwin D. Martin House Complex

Photographs taken October 21, 2008

Visitor Information

The visitors' center now is scheduled to open early next year as the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion.

The 7,775-square-foot surface space, enclosed on three sides by transparent triple-pane glass panels, is further brightened by skylights.

It will serve as an orientation and study center for arriving visitors. The underground space, which will be off-limits to the public, will house heating, air conditioning, plumbing and power sources.

The interpretive gallery will offer a video orientation to visitors prior to their tour of the Martin House complex. There will be interpretive exhibits focusing on aspects of the six-building campus that you can‚t visualize during your tour, i.e. the structure of Frank Lloyd Wright‚s Martin House.

The low-profile pavilion just west of the landmark Martin House will cost about $5 million - not counting"soft costs" such as engineering and consulting fees.



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Model of the Martin House Complex. Missing: Gardener's Cottage

Far left: Visitors' Center under construction

 

 

       

Visitors' Center

Visitors' Center

Visitors' Center

Visitors' Center

Visitors' Center designed by Toshiko Mori

Formal name of the visitors' center: Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion

Projected opening: early 2009

 



 

 

 

 

       

Martin House

Martin House

Martin House

Martin House

Martin House

In spite of construction and rehabilitation, the museum complex is offering tours in record-breaking numbers.

 

Center: verandah


Special thanks to Margaret P. Stehlik, Director of Operations,
Martin House Restoration Corporation, for her cooperation and patience.

Photographs taken October 21, 2008 by Chuck LaChiusa
Photos © 2008 Martin House Restoration Corporation
Photos on this Web page Courtesy of the
Martin House Restoration Corporation
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