The Graycliff Conservancy unveiled Friday morning two finished restoration projects at the Frank Lloyd Wright Graycliff Estate in Derby.

The Conservancy showed off restored, wide-plank cypress flooring in the entryway, dining room and living room of the Isabelle R. Martin House as well as a state-of-the art fire suppression system installed throughout the first floor.

The restoration of the original flooring was completed during the winter after the elimination of a moisture problem in the building. The fire system, which uses a mist of water to extinguish flames, is the first of its kind in Western New York.

Also part of the projects were upgrades to the interior of the M&T Visitor Pavilion.

Wright designed Graycliff between 1926 and 1931. The Conservancy purchased it in 1997 and has since performed several major restoration projects.


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