Event Category: Tours
Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright’s residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs – both historic and newly constructed. Leave the driving and planning to us! Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center* and proceeds on the fully-enclosed, climate-controlled Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. A delicious buffet lunch will be served. Then it’s a short trolley ride to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for a tour. Continue on to Graycliff (1926-31) for an extended tour and a visit to historic Forest Lawn’s Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). The trolley will return you to Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center.
A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.
$150 / $140 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and/or Forest Lawn
Space is limited; reservations are required. Reservations at www.darwinmartinhouse.org or call 716-856-3858.
*Tours begin at Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center located at 1990 Main Street, directly across from Canisius College. There will be plenty of free parking at the Center. Please arrive by 8:15 AM as the trolley will leave promptly at 8:30 AM.