The Frank Lloyd Wright filling station that was planned for Michigan Avenue but never built has been constructed for the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. These are the gas pumps that Wright designed that operate on gravity rather than pumping the gas from tanks in the ground. The exhibit on the filling station will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.
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The 1927 filling station Frank Lloyd Wright hoped to design for Buffalo will officially open on Friday.

The exhibit will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. at 201 Seneca St. and Michigan Avenue.

The Wright exhibit is in the new 40,000-square-foot atrium at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum.

About 700 people are expected earlier for a private opening.

The two-story station, originally planned for the corner of Michigan and Cherry streets, has been constructed at full scale. The artfully rendered station features two 50-foot copper poles Wright called “totems” and overhead gravity-fed gasoline tanks. The station includes a second-floor waiting room with a fireplace and a large copper roof.

The News in November previewed the filling station.

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