Light Screens Return to the Martin House
Seven original windows designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York, have come home. The light screens were purchased by the University of Victoria in British Columbia more than 50 years ago, when the house was in decline. After years of careful stewardship, “we are doing the ‘Wright’ thing by reuniting these stunningly beautiful light screens within their original context,” said Mary Jo Hughes, the director of the university’s Legacy Art Galleries. a The Martin house holds 16 patterns of art glass designed exclusively for the Martins by Wright—the largest number in any of the architect’s residential designs. The patterns appear in doors, windows, lay lights, and sky lights. All are integral to the overall architectural design of the Martin House Complex, which is managed by the Martin House Restoration Corporation. (877) 377-3858, darwinmartinhouse.org
left Three of the Frank Lloyd Wright “light screens” returning to the Martin House.