Barton House - Table of Contents .............. Darwin D. Martin House Complex - Table of Contents

First floor - George Barton House
Darwin D. Martin House Complex
118 Summit Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y.

Visitor, Rental Information

On this page, below:

Entry hall

Living room

Dining room

2010 furniture pictured below is available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop.

Entry hall


2002 photo - Entry hall.
One of the side lights next to the front door   ...   All of the wood in the house is straight-sawn white oak



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Opposite the front door in the entry hall   ...   Art glass (Wright's description of stained glass) detail below:



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Stained glass detail   ...   Zinc came is used instead of lead in all of the Barton House windows   ...  (Brass came used in the Martin House)



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Storage under seating bench



2002 photo - Verandah.
View from  the entry hall   ...   French doors and a window look onto the verandah



2002 photo - Verandah.
View from  the entry hall



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Hall between living room on right and dining room on left. No separating walls   ...   Behind the screen are the stairs leading to the second floor.



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Left: Iridescent wall sconce in hall between living and dining rooms



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Stairs leading to second floor bedrooms   ...   Living room is on the other side of the short wall and grille



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Another iridescent brass wall sconce in hall between living and dining rooms



2002 photo - Entry hall.
Another iridescent brass wall sconce in hall between living and dining rooms




Living room


2002 photo - Living room



2002 photo - Living room
Living room built-in oak bookcase - a typical Craftsman feature   ...   On the other side of the bookcase and grille, to the right, is the stairway to the second floor.



2002 photo - Living room
Living room looking out to Summit Ave.


2002 photo - Living room



2010 photo - Living room



2010 photo - Living room.
Living room fireplace:  Green plaster has the color mixed in the plaster covered with a slightly different color glaze   ...   Oak trim   ...   Roman bricks are identical to those used on the exterior



2010 photo - Living room.
Oak Park Spindle Box Chair




2010 photo - Living room.
Oak Park Spindle Box Chair



2010 photo - Living room.
Oak Park Spindle Box Chair - with cushion,  also available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop




2010 photo - Living room.
Oak Park Spindle Love Seat - with cushion which is also available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop



2010 photo - Living room.
Oak Park Spindle Love Seat




2010 photo - Living room.
Dana Thomas Occasional Chairs

Heath House





2010 photo - Living room.
Boynton Compound Curve Side Chair   ...   The chair is "curved in two different directions, to support the lumbar area and to cradle the shoulders - a radically different design from the flat-back shape of most of the Prairie-era chairs." - Julie Scelfo




2010 photo - Living room.
Boynton Compound Curve Side Chair 



2010 photo - Living room.
Boynton Hall Table



2010 photo - Living room.
Boynton Hall Table



2010 photo - Living room.
Dana-Thomas Plant Stand




2010 photo - Living room.
Dana-Thomas Plant Stand - with vase which is also available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop





Dining room


2002 photo - Dining room
Dining room oak buffet designed by Wright for the house.




2002 photo - Dining room



2010 photo - Dining room.
Dana-Thomas dining room furniture - with vase which is also available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop
 



2010 photo - Dining room.
Dana-Thomas dining room furniture



2010 photo - Dining room.
Dana-Thomas dining room furniture



2010 photo - Dining room.
Dana-Thomas dining room chair   ...  Green plaster has the color mixed in the plaster and covered with a slightly different color glaze




2010 photo - Dining room.
Dana-Thomas dining room chair




2010 photo - Dining room.
Dining room buffet: 2 pairs of art glass doors set back from a central chest unit   ...   Dana-Thomas dining room table and chairs and with vase which is also available for sale in the Martin House Complex Wisteria Museum Gift Shop




2010 photo - Dining room.
(Arts & Crafts style/Mission style) Wright-designed Dana-Thomas dining room oak buffet: a pair of end cabinets with art glass doors set back from a central chest unit





2010 photo - Dining room.



2010 photo - Dining room.



2010 photo - Dining room.
Background: hall and living room oak woodwork   ...   Built in dining room oak bookcase with art glass doors featuring square and chrevron shapes   ...   Green plaster has the color mixed in the plaster covered with a slightly different color glaze



2010 photo - Dining room.
"Light screen" stained glass window (detail below) echos the art glass doors of the dining room oak bookcase and buffet end cabinets
Brass wall sconce with iridescent art glass



2010 photo - Dining room.



2010 photo - Dining room.
Brass wall sconce with iridescent art glass.  ...   Note geometric brass pattern on sconce echoing the design on the light screen in previous illustration.




Kitchen

The north kitchen wall was restored to its original profile in 2009 through a generous donation. Some of the cabinets had been moved to an upstairs bedroom (2002 photo)The north kitchen wall was restored to its original profile in 2009 through a generous donation. Some of the cabinets had been moved to an upstairs bedroom (2002 photo) by a previous owner.

The new sink is period-appropriate, but not original.

The newly constructed island is temporary, and will remain until the Barton House is restored and will be replaced with a period-appropriate stove by a previous owner.

The new sink is period-appropriate, but not original.

The newly constructed island is temporary, and will remain until the Barton House is restored and will be replaced with a period-appropriate stove.


2010 photo - Kitchen.
Oak window surrounds and cabinetry   ...The new sink is period-appropriate, but not original.   ...   The tall pantry cupboards are original. The base cabinets are original.   ...   The small, thin cabinets immediately next to the tall pantry cupboards were reproduced to the original drawings.




2010 photo - Kitchen.
Some of the cabinets had been moved to an upstairs bedroom by a previous owner. In 2009 they were returned to the kitchen.   ...   The tall pantry cupboards are original   ...    The base cabinets are original   ...   The small, thin cabinets immediately next to the tall pantry cupboards were reproduced to the original drawings.




2010 photo - Kitchen.
The new sink is period-appropriate, but not original




2010 photo - Kitchen.
The newly constructed island is temporary, will remain until the Barton House is restored and will be replaced with a period-appropriate stove.   ...   The tall pantry cupboards are original   ...   The base cabinets are original   ...   The small, thin cabinets immediately next to the tall pantry cupboards were reproduced to the original drawings.




2010 photo - Kitchen.
Some of the cabinets had been moved to an upstairs bedroom (2002 photo) by a previous owner. In 2009 they were returned to the kitchen.
cabinet tops/drain boards were reproduced from original drawings




2010 photo - Kitchen.
Some of the cabinets had been moved to an upstairs bedroom by a previous owner. In 2009 they were returned to the kitchen




2010 photo - Kitchen.
One of the two tall end cabinets, both of which are original





Special thanks to Margie Stehlik, Director of Volunteers for the Martin Complex, for her cooperation and patience.
Photographs taken by Chuck LaChiusa
Photos 2018 Martin House Restoration Corporation

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