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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnsA3073BZ
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is an incredibly intricate, beautiful building with an unbelievable amount of detail and fine craftsmanship. They don't build 'em like that anymore!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donna K
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We visited last week and viewed the historical Guaranty building. the lobby and exterior of the building is exquisite. Do stop in the reception area to read and see the short film about the building and restoration. We did stay for the 2 pm tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank solson12018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful building downtown Buffalo. A history of struggling ownership, but it finally has its place in the limelight. An Adler and Sullivan gem. There is a terrific museum/visitors centre that tells some history of the building as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nraeanderson
Reviewed 10 August 2018

During my recent visit to Buffalo,I was very impressed with the Guaranty Building in downtown Buffalo for its fine exterior architecture and wonderful use of terracotta.This building produced by the fine work of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan,among others has a fine interpretive center on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank margatemensch2016
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This building had wonderful tike work and was designed by Sullivan and Adler. It is thirteen stories and amazing the way it was built. It is on the national register Buffalo. There were wonderfully decorated windows.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is one of the most architecturally important buildings in Buffalo. It was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, and was completed in 1896. Don't miss it when visiting the Queen City.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cachry
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I wasn't able to take the limited tour or go beyond the lobby; however I was able to see the Interpretive Center, and I highly recommend stopping by if you're an architecture fan. The sheer exuberance of the exterior is jaw dropping and better than...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Becky C
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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.