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Guaranty / Prudential Building

28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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An Architectural gem of Buffalo

We have been there twice. It is an office building, which was build in 1875 by a world famous... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Raisa S
Brampton, Canada
A terracotta masterpiece

The Guaranty Building was one of Buffalo's first skyscrapers being completed in 1896. The building... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
John B
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average1%
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“terra cotta” (11 reviews)
28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202-3908
+1 716-854-0003
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have been there twice. It is an office building, which was build in 1875 by a world famous architect: Louis Sullivan. They offer tours on Saturday from 11-12 am, but you can also see a small museum room on your own, which talks about...More

Thank Raisa S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Guaranty Building was one of Buffalo's first skyscrapers being completed in 1896. The building is clad with fireproof terracotta giving it a pinkish hue and allowing for intricate designs to be carved into the many blocks. There is a small museum on the main...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I gave this three stars because you don’t get to see much in this beautiful building, which is now private offices. You can go into the lobby and there is a small museum talking about the architect and construction of the building. Check to see...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 10 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 18 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 13 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 29 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
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Alexandra K
2 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.
23 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.