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NEW ADVISORY BOARD SET UP FOR HISTORIC MARTIN HOUSE

A new board of advisers will help manage the historic Darwin Martin House, officials at the University at Buffalo announced today.

Bruno Freschi, dean of UB's School of Architecture and Planning, said the board will develop policies to ensure the future of the Martin House, a National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The board's formation follows last month's defeat of the state Environmental Bond Act. The bond act was considered a primary source of funding for a restoration estimated at between $4.5 million and $6 million.

The board will include officials from UB; the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the Buffalo Preservation Board, the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County.

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