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Transportation museum builds Wright gas station

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (KNOE 8 NEWS/AP) - A New York auto museum has taken the wraps off a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station that didn't make it off the drawing board during the architect's lifetime.
The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum opened the filling station on Friday, more than 11 years after acquiring the 1927 plans from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
With two fireplaces and a second-floor observation deck, Wright's design reflects his intent to make auto travel more consumer friendly.
The non-working station isn't far from the Buffalo intersection Wright designed it for. Instead of being outside, it's inside a 40,000-square-foot addition to the transportation museum. Museum founder James Sandoro says that way it, and its visitors, will be protected from the elements.
Parked at the station for a few months is Wright's 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet.

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