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Erie County, New York

Erie County Photo

Photo: Darwin D. Martin House, ca. 1905, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY. Home was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Photographed by User: Dave Pape (own work), 2006, [cc-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.


Erie County administrative offices are located in the Rath Building, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202; phone: 716‑858‑7500.

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Incorporated in 1821 as Tryon County (from Niagara County) the name was changed to Erie in 1784.

The county seat (Buffalo) is home to 10 National Historic Landmark properties; included among these is the "Darwin D. Martin" house, ca. 1905; a definitive example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style residences, it is one of his earliest, best-preserved, and most-impressive.

In the Village of Akron, (Erie County) the Newstead Historical Society maintains and operates the Rich-Twinn House (ca.1849) as a museum; it is a restored example of the extremely rare Octagon Style of American residential architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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