|The Martin House carriage house (FLW Foundation)|
|Plan of Martin carriage house (FLW Foundation)|
"The "Buffalo Venture" [Randall's manuscript] fails to identify the uses of "garage" properly. It was a combination stable and garage. [It] included 2 box stalls and 2 open stalls and a paddock for airing horses. The gas-engine driven d.c. Dynamo was in the basement of the bldg. along with heating boilers -- anthracite coal, hand-fed -- and a "mushroom-cellar" and tool room -- connected direct thru [the] "pergola" under-pass to the main house.
|The Martin House dynamo (University Archives, SUNY at Buffalo)|
One of the box stalls (eastern one) was converted later into a bank of "EDISON" storage batteries for illuminating [the] entire complex. "Garage" area, i.e., front section, had [a] manually operated Turn-table that that also served as wash-rack for cars and carriages.
|The Martin horse team and brougham (University Archives, SUNY at Buffalo)|
|The Martin's Maxwell (University Archives, SUNY at Buffalo)|
[Thanks to Jason Aronoff and Susana Tejada]
* Martha Neri points out that Darwin Martin's first automobile was a Haynes-Apperson purchased in 1904 and sold in 1908 in order to buy the Maxwell. Thanks, Martha.