A Gift to the Darwin Martin House

[The Darwin Martin House in Buffalo has received a $250,000 gift](http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2011/11/16/wright-complex-lands-250000-in-seed.html) as the foundation for a $750,000 challenge grant. The challenge grant will go towards a slate of interior restorations estimated to cost $5 million or into an endowment fund. The planned interior renovations include recreation of Wright's layered wall treatments, and a full restoration of the Martin fireplace that featured a glass tile mosaic.

The donation was made by Louis Ciminelli, head of [LPCiminelli Co](http://www.lpciminelli.com/portal/site/lpciminelli/template.MAXIMIZE/guest_home/?javax.portlet.tpst=a7c32c35cbb2f4019e463616550010a0_ws_MXjavax.portlet.prp_a7c32c35cbb2f4019e463616550010a0=epiproxymethod%3Dget%26epiproxyrealurl%3Dhttp://pwp.lpciminelli.com/about/executive.php%26epilinkouturl%3Dvalidlinkouturl%26viewID%3DepiproxybannerbeanID=310607338viewID=epiproxybannerjavax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetokenjavax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken), a Buffalo construction firm.