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Guaranty / Prudential Building

28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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So Much Detail

We just intended to come inside and take a quick look around but security stopped us and showed us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
See the genius of Louis Sullivan.

This unique building took my breath away. Every detail is exquisite, from the terra cotta motifs on... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
NY state
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28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just intended to come inside and take a quick look around but security stopped us and showed us to a small museum room where we could see more about the building plus watch a short video (while sitting in comfortable chairs). The interior of...More

Thank No_Place_Like_Home4
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This unique building took my breath away. Every detail is exquisite, from the terra cotta motifs on the outside to the mosaics on the inside. Take time to explore the lobby and small museum.

Thank medusagirl
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Billed as one of if not the first skyscrapers. Beautifully restored building with terracotta tiles on the outside. There is a very nice history center in the lobby that is well worth spending some time and it's FREE!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yet again, the Guaranty Building has been restored, and yet again the results are magnificent. The lobby contains a well-organized presentation of the history of the building, and you are permitted to wander around the ground floor. Look for exquisite details in mosaic, metalwork and...More

1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visitors should definitely come inside to look around the public area on the main floor of the building. The guards were surprisingly friendly and helpful, and there is a small free public museum.

2  Thank KokoFlower
Reviewed 1 August 2016

1890's beauty. Though I see it everyday and am quite accustomed to it out of town guests invariably give it an "oh wow" when seeing it for the first time.

1  Thank 669mike
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This historic building has been restored and the visitor center is still getting organized. If you are observant, however, there's lots to see.

1  Thank henrysuebass
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This building is an architectural masterpiece. The outside is a stunning terra cotta profusion of natural and geometric decoration. Look above the cornice to see the trees in each corner! Every element, from balustrades to handrails to elevators are works of art. The first floor...More

1  Thank anitabee
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The Guaranty Building designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan was once the tallest building In Buffalo, New York when completed in 1896. As we were enjoying the exterior an attorney of the firm that occupies the building invited us in to your the first floor....More

Thank RDCononver
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This building (at least from the outside) is a gem! It was very cold out but I just wanted to get a few more photos of it to keep in my collection. I think it's these kinds of historic buildings that actually keeping these rust...More

Thank James A
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Alexandra K
What are the hours of the small lobby museum?
1 June 2017|
Response from OHPAFLNC | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a weekend and there is a guard at the main lobby that let us in. Seems like it has not set time.
Are tours offered of the facility, what is the length of tour and its cost. How do I arrange a tour for about 30 people?
22 February 2017|
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Response from OHPAFLNC | Reviewed this property |
Free static display in the lobby. Knock on the door and the guard will let you in. Neat movie, and a number of displays to read. Think we were there less than an hour.