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Guaranty / Prudential Building

28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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Beautiful inside

Visitors should definitely come inside to look around the public area on the main floor of the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Architectual Masterpiece

1890's beauty. Though I see it everyday and am quite accustomed to it out of town guests invariably... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
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“terra cotta” (11 reviews)
28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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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
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Not much to actually see from the outside, and tours of the interior are limited (at least until the building's Discovery Center opens later in 2016), but this century-old Louis Sullivan skyscraper is nothing less than a corker. It's a monument to the spirit of...More

1  Thank Cannonball
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is another amazing fete of architecture in downtown Buffalo. The carvings on the outside of the building are amazing as well as the original outside lighting. We were only able to tour the ornate lobby with beautiful tilework and the gorgeous elevator bank. We...More

1  Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Guaranty is one of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan's greatest works. It features over-the-top organic ornamentation and an elaborate lobby. It is the epitome of the Chicago School highrise and well worth a few minutes to see it if in downtown Buffalo. The law offices...More

1  Thank dgilbert9294
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We strolled though the weekday and it was bit busy, but nice to see such handsome architecture. If you are in the area, stop in.

1  Thank Boystowtraveler
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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.