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Two Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Buffalo to be considered for Landmark designation

March 14, 2018

At its March 8 meeting, the Buffalo Preservation Board recommended two Frank Lloyd Wright homes for local landmark designation, over objections of the owners who expressed concern about increased publicity. The William R. Heath House and the Walter V. Davidson House are both early Wright works in the Prairie style. Heath and Davidson worked at the Larkin Soap Company and were associates of Darwin Martin, who introduced them to Wright. The board’s recommendations will go to the Buffalo Common Council, which will hold a public hearing before reaching a decision. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has voiced support for the increased protection landmarking will bring.

Preservation Board votes to landmark two Frank Lloyd Wright homes,” Buffalo News, March 9, 2018. 

Top: Walter V. Davidson House (1908); Photo courtesy David Kramer, www.thecraftsmanbungalow.com Bottom: William R. Heath House (1904-05); Photo credit: Patrick J. Mahoney