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June 30, 2014

The Wright design for a gas station gets built

By CAROLYN THOMPSON
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Frank Lloyd Wright's 1927 vision of a proper service station had two fireplaces, a second-floor observation room, eye-catching copper spires and separate restrooms for the comfort of travelers increasingly hitting the road rather than rails.

The architect never saw his idea leave the drawing board after demanding an architectural fee equal to the cost of building it.


 
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