Buffalo’s past has, officially, come to life in the city’s newest tourist destination that many feel will double as an economic development generator.
Developer James Sandoro on Friday took the official wraps off of his $6.3 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion of the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum. The centerpiece of the museum is a filing station famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1927 for the then-intersection of Michigan Avenue and Cherry Street — but was never built. The Kensington Expressway now runs through where the station would have stood.
Instead, Sandoro, an automotive and history buff, acquired the designs from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and set about funding raising efforts to see the station finally built in Buffalo.
Work on the museum’s expansion began nearly two years ago.