As a prelude to our upcoming Heritage Walking Tour in June, this fascinating digital animation reconstructed from Wright's original plans and drawings by Razin Kahn, along with archival photographs of the Larkin Building in Buffalo, New York is a tribute to one of Wright's great masterpieces.
It was designed in 1903 by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904-1906 for the Larkin Soap Company of Buffalo, New York. The five story dark red brick building used pink tinted mortar and utilized steel frame construction. It was noted for many innovations, including air conditioning, built-in desk furniture, and suspended toilet partitions and bowls. Though this was an office building, it still caught the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright's type of architecture. Sculptor Richard Bock provided ornamentation for the building.