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Wright’s filling station opens to public Friday at the Pierce-Arrow Museum

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.