The Larkin Building was designed in 1904 by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 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, stained glass windows, built-in desk furniture, and suspended toilet 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.
It was located at 680 Seneca Street, the Larkin Building was demolished in 1950.
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- Wright, Frank Lloyd, The Early Work of Frank Lloyd Wright: The "Ausgefuhrte Bauten" of 1911. Consulted on August 14, 2007.
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Media related to Larkin Administration Building at Wikimedia Commons
- The Larkin Building, Buffalo, NY: History of the Demolition by Jerome Puma, 1978
- Work of Art: Demolition of Larkin Building was Key Loss for Preservation Advocates
- Great Buildings: Larkin Building
- Larkin Company: The People, Products and Premiums Archived 2007-03-04 at the Wayback Machine