This report is supported in part by a grant provided by the Preservation League of New York State. The Preserve New York Grant Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Many people contributed to the completion of this study. The authors extend special thanks to the staff at the Martin House Restoration Corporation for support and assistance in the preparation of this document, particularly Mary Roberts (Executive Director), Susana Tejada (Curator), Margaret Stehlik (Director of Operations), and Nellie Gardner (Horticulturist). Thank you also to the MHRC project working group, which included the above MHRC staff as well as Theodore Lownie (HHL Architects), Dean Gowen (Wendel Companies), and Mark Mistretta (Wendel Companies). And thanks also to the MHRC Board of Directors for their attention towards, and appreciation of, the historic landscape, particularly John N. Walsh, III and Robert Skerker. Also, thank you to Norma Wiegley, long time Martin House volunteer and supporter of the landscape. Thanks to Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder and President of the Cultural Landscape Foundation and project advisor for this CLR, for his guidance and involvement with respect to the cultural landscape preservation standards and guidelines. Thanks to the staff at the University at Buffalo Libraries, University Archives, including Amy Vilz (University Archivist) and Sarah Pinard (Processing Archivist) for their assistance with the Darwin D. Martin special collections. Thanks also to staff at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, including Carole Ann Fabian (Director), Janet Parks (Curator of Drawings and Archives), and Jason Escalante (Drawings Assistant). Special thanks and acknowledgement to Jack Quinan, Fellow of the American Society of Architectural Historians, founding member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and former Martin House Curator and Distinguished Service Professor at the University at Buffalo for his prior scholarship, research and intimate knowledge of both Darwin Martin and the Martin House, and his review of the project’s historical research. Special thanks and acknowledgement to Christopher Vernon, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia for both his body of prior work and continual dialogue and guidance throughout the project regarding landscape architect Walter Burley Griffin. Special thanks to Christine Capella-Peters, former staff member at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, for providing assistance and guidance with respect to the cultural landscape preservation standards and guidelines. This report was prepared by Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC, of Honeoye Falls, New York. Mark H. Bayer, ASLA, served as Principal-in-Charge. Zakery D. Steele, ASLA, served as project manager, researcher and principal author. A “Stakeholder Meeting” was held in Buffalo on October 5-6, 2014, to support the research, analysis and draft treatment recommendations of this Cultural Landscape Report. The two-day event included a distinguished panel of historians, architects, landscape architects and many other experts who provided valuable analysis, recommendations and observations to the Martin House Restoration Corporation and the consultant team. Participants traveled from many geographic locations (local, national, and global) and were extraordinarily generous with their time. The Stakeholder Meeting resulted in meaningful guidance on the content and conclusions within this document. A transcript of the October 6 proceedings is available from the Martin House Restoration Corporation. Sincere thanks to everyone involved. Stakeholder Meeting Participants Mark Bayer, Bayer Landscape Architecture Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Christine Capella-Peters, NYS Historic Preservation Office George Curry, SUNY-ESF Nellie Gardner, Martin House Restoration Corporation Dean Gowen, Wendel Companies Francis Kowsky, Buffalo State College Theodore Lownie, HHL Architects Mark Mistretta, Wendel Companies Mark Prezorski, The Olana Partnership Jack Quinan, Martin House Restoration Corporation Mary Roberts, Martin House Restoration Corporation Zakery Steele, Bayer Landscape Architecture Margaret Stehlik, Martin House Restoration Corporation Margo Stipe, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Ann Talarek, Fallingwater Susana Tejada, Martin House Restoration Corporation Christopher Vernon, University of Western Australia Carol Yetken, CYLA Design Associates Acknowledgements Stakeholder Participants