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Guaranty / Prudential Building

28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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The terra cotta masterpiece by Louis Sullivan, called the Guaranty Trust Building was one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tullahoma, Tennessee
via mobile
A Sullivan masterpiece

At the time I visited the building, it was not open to visitors. However, the very striking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The terra cotta masterpiece by Louis Sullivan, called the Guaranty Trust Building was one of the first of its kind. The building itself is stunning with and intricately crafted facade and remarkable coloring. It's a quick walk from anywhere in downtown Buffalo, at the corner...More

Thank JRockTN
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time I visited the building, it was not open to visitors. However, the very striking character of the structure - with its intense Art Nouveau detailing - could be well appreciated from the sidewalk. I am a big fan of Sullivan and can...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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
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Alexandra K
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.
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.