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Wright's 1927 Filling Station Opens in Buffalo Museum


A two-story gas station Wright designed in 1927 for the corner of Michigan and Cherry streets in Buffalo, New York, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening today at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, the Buffalo News reports. Planning began as early as 2002 to construct Wright's design, which features a cushy second-story waiting room with a fireplace where people could relax as their vehicles were serviced (how times have changed!). Two 50-foot copper poles shoot through a copper roof, and the gasoline tanks were designed by Wright to hang overhead and operate on gravity.

The exhibit, inside the museum's 40,000-square-foot atrium, officially opens from 2 to 5 PM Friday, June 27.


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