John D. Larkin- Table of Contents .............................. Larkland
John D. Larkin House
107 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY
HISTORY Beneath Illustrations
John Durant Larkin House, c. 1915
107 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, New York, USA
Archival Preservation by Teraceline Research®
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Stocker
Source: "Men of New York," Buffalo: Geo. E. Matthews, 1898
John D. Larkin - Table of Contents
Mrs. Frances ("Frank") Larkin
Photo courtesy of Daniel I. Larkin, author of "John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer," pub. by Western New York Wares, 1998
The Residences of John and Frances Larkin:
1875-1876: 213 Eagle St.
1876-1884?: 218 Swan St.
1887-1901?: 125 Hodge
1901-1912: 237 North St. (purchased from Frank H Goodyear in 1901)
1912-1926: 107 Lincoln Parkway
- Built 1910-1912.
- Designed by McCreary, Wood & Bradney (McCreary, Wood & Bradney designed the house of John D. Larkin, Sr. McCreary left the firm in 1910, so it was Wood & Bradney that designed the 3 houses for his sons that still stand today.)
- Stable & Garage designed 1910 by McCreary, Wood & Bradney
- Description of the house: Exterior was of white brick with marble pillars. It was set far back from the street among the trees. The entrance door facing the park had a heavy bronze knocker in the form of an eagle, bearing the inscription "Larkland, 1909.
- Mr. & Mrs. Larkin moved in with their daughter, Ruth. The first party in the house, in 1912, was Ruth's coming-out party. Three years later, she married Walter Robb in the big, white-paneled central hall.
- Frances ("Frank") died in 1922; John died in 1926)
- Demolished 1939, victim of Depression. At the time of demolition, the Larkin daughter, Ruth, and her husband Walter Robb lived in the house. According to a contemporary newspaper article, after demolition, they planned to move into 160 Windsor, originally Harry's house.
- Ruth Read
- b. 1891
- M. Walter Robb (Larkin Co. executive)
- Moved into 107 Lincoln with 2 children after Frances died
Special thanks to Daniel I. Larkin, John Larkin's grandson
and author of "John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer," pub. by Western New York Wares,
1998, for sharing his time and knowledge in an interview.
- "John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer," by Daniel I. Larkin. Pub. by Western New York Wares, 1998
- "City to Lose Old Showplace When Larkin Home is Razed," by Mary Nash, in The Buffalo Evening News, May 26, 1939
- Martin Wachadlo, Consultant