Registration: 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright Housing Tour


Destination: Frank Lloyd Wright, Buffalo, NY

Hosted by: Richard Luciani, OHBA Sales and Marketing, Chair

Sponsored by: My Design Studio

The Wright Kind of Tour

OHBA is excited to announce an August 22 architectural housing tour that will bring delegates across the border to Buffalo to explore the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. If you were to ask the average person to name a famous American architect, it would probably be Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright gained such cultural primacy for good reason: he changed the way we build and live.

Designing 1,114 architectural works of all types — 532 of which were realized — he created some of the most innovative spaces in the United States. With a career that spanned seven decades before his death in 1959, Wright’s visionary work cemented his place as the American Institute of Architects’ “greatest American architect of all time.”

OHBA is pleased to be hosting a full day tour leaving the GTA with stops to pick up additional members in Halton and Niagara Region on Thursday August 22 to visit and tour two spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright homes across the border in Buffalo.

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Graycliff House

Graycliff was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1926-31 for Isabelle R. Martin, wife of industrialist Darwin Martin, as a summer home for the family on the bluffs above Lake Erie in Derby, New York. The three buildings at Graycliff total over 9,000 square feet, all situated on 8.5 acres of land perched atop a 65-foot cliff overlooking Lake Erie in the village of Derby, Town of Evans.


Martin House

The Martin House is a unique residential complex built for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses in the Eastern United States, the house is considered by leading Frank Lloyd Wright scholars as one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career. The complex consists of six interconnected buildings designed as a unified composition.


7:30 AM Pick up #1: Vaughan Carpool Lot (Colossus Drive and HWY 7, Vaughan)

8:20 AM Pick up #2: Oakville/Burlington Appleby Line Carpool Lot at HWY 407

8:55 AM Pick up #3: Grimsby Passenger pick-up: Grimsby Carpool Lot

9:40 AM Pick up # 4: Outlet Collection at Niagara Mall

11:00 AM Graycliff House: Extended 90 minute tour

1:25 PM Lunch: llio Di Paulo, Buffalo

3:30 PM Martin House: One hour tour

7:20 PM Drop Off #1: Niagara Gateway Centre: 30 minute Fast Food Dinner Break

8:20 PM Drop Off #2: Appleby Carpool Lot

9:00 PM Drop Off #3: Vaughan Carpool Lot






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