Guaranty Building

Guaranty Building, Buffalo: Address, Guaranty Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Guaranty Building
4.5
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Buffalo-Exchange Street Station • 8 min walk
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Karyn D.
Chatham, NY18 contributions
Simply Amazing
Aug. 2020
Louis C. Sullivan designed this masterpiece and it was built in 1904, a new modern design for such a tall building at the time. Let that sink in as you gaze at the terracotta details from the street to the roof line. Bring a pair of binoculars or a good zoom lens on your camera and enjoy the most beautiful building in all of Buffalo
Written 12 August 2020
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Queen_Marg0t
Toronto, Canada329 contributions
A magnificent masterpiece not to be missed
Oct. 2019
I have visited this building several times as part of Explore Buffalo tour as well as the inside tour and it's so breathtaking that I want to see it again and again.
Written 22 October 2019
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Emily C
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Architectural gem!
Sep. 2019
The Guarantybuilding, designed by Louis Sullivan, is truly a gem! The exterior terra cotta ornament is gorgeous. We passed by on a Sunday when, unfortunately the building's interior was closed. Still, just checking out the exterior made my heart sing!
Written 19 September 2019
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Leslie C
Chevy Chase, MD13 contributions
Beautifully restored
Jul. 2019 • Family
Visit the small museum inside for the history of this beautifully restored building. We visited as part of our self-guided architectural walking tour.
Written 29 July 2019
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Pivo_11
Buffalo, NY84 contributions
Beautiful Building
Jun. 2019 • Friends
I visited the Guaranty Building museum on the first floor. They did an amazing job detailing the history of the building and Louis Sullivan. I first visited this building more than 25 years ago. Thanks to Hodgkin Russ law firm for sharing the building with the public. It is truly a gem of American Architecture.
Written 4 June 2019
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schmutaki
new jersey3,599 contributions
Great for architecture fans
May 2019 • Couples
Beautiful Sullivan building which is worthwhile visiting if in the area. The architectural detail is wonderful. The museum in the lobby is well done. Much of the lobby has tight security and is off limits.
Written 31 May 2019
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John S
Buffalo, NY698 contributions
Great Buffalo Architecture
Nov. 2018 • Couples
11/24/18 I was able to view the inside first floor lobby of the Guarantee Building. Great 10 minute video with numerous exhibits.

This building was the first steel skyscraper at the time Buffalo was one of the major cities in the US.

The history was fascinating and their is the connection between Sullivan and his apprentice Wright

Sullivan beloved in the beauty of a building. The intricate Tera-Cotta is breathtaking.

It is just amazing to see what was accomplished in the late 1800 by the craftsmen of that time.

A definite short stop to this historic building is definitely in order if you are in the area.

Written 24 November 2018
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Claudia P
Buffalo, NY5 contributions
Louis Sullivan's masterpiece
Oct. 2018 • Friends
This is an incredibly intricate, beautiful building with an unbelievable amount of detail and fine craftsmanship. They don't build 'em like that anymore!
Written 25 October 2018
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
The Most beautiful building in Buffalo
Jun. 2018 • Couples
When I first saw the Guaranty Building, I could not stop looking at all the beauty it showed. Even though it was built in 1895, it is still one of the most attractive buildings in Buffalo.

There are 11 floors and everywhere we looked it was gorgeous. Everything was perfectly decorated.

The lights were amazing as well!

Inside the building they had a room to explore who worked here in the past and anything we wanted to know. If it was not here, we could ask someone.

The outside was gorgeous as well. Wow!

This is a must see!
Written 25 September 2018
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Donna K
Amherst, NY109 contributions
Amazing Building
Sep. 2018 • Couples
This is a must see building if you are in Buffalo. The architecture is outstanding. They don't make these kinds of buildings anymore. There is a wonderful museum in the lobby. Check out the ceiling, tile work and worn marble stairs.
Written 2 September 2018
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