We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great architecture

Everytime I go in this building, I find a new thing. Architecture is amazing. Like stepping back in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Buffalo, New York
via mobile
Historic landmark.

I actually worked in this building for 26 years. I love it, there are so many hidden things in the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Jill H
Williamsville, United States
Read all 41 reviews
All photos (45)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
295 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2412
+1 716-854-6000
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Buffalo
from US$12.00
More Info
from US$232.73
More Info
from US$137.90
More Info
Reviews (41)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews office building beautiful building glass roof elevator doors historic landmark downtown buffalo atrium mosaics pamphlet death statue masterpiece century design
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everytime I go in this building, I find a new thing. Architecture is amazing. Like stepping back in time. Must see. Takes 15-20 minutes to tour center but well worth it for history or architecture buffs

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debm402
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I actually worked in this building for 26 years. I love it, there are so many hidden things in the building that you can look for. Like the door knobs have an E in the middle of them. There is a compass on the floor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jill H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Growing up in Buffalo and now in Florida; spending time in the Ellicott Sq. Building mainly to find any history of a boiler explosion that happened in 1911 that was the reason for my grandfather, Arthur J. Brady's, death. With my two oldest nieces, we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brady B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Once we entered the Ellicott Square Building, we knew this building was done in Neo-Classical design. They had several pictures of the past, especially for this building. Inside it was so beautiful. The floor looked like mosaic. There was a pub to buy coffee, drinks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Ellicott Square Building is part of Buffalo's architectural legacy. Built in 1896, it was the world's largest office building. The center of the building has a glass covered courtyard. The iron and glasswork are spectacular. The interior courtyard feels like a grand old train...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The glass ceiling is amazing. The ironwork spectacular. Well worth the time to walk through. Several small eateries and one which served beef on weick which was good. It's cafeteria style

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ellenkfz
Reviewed 16 June 2018

You most likely will never need to do any business there, but this was an architectural marvel when it was built and is a must see for any sight seeing and every Buffalonian needs to visit it once, just like Niagara Falls... look up architecture...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NewYorkerFoody
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Wish thgere was a tour of this beautiful antique. The elevators look majestic but the lack of vendors and tewnants is depressing. This is likely typical of beautiful buildings in areas where they no longer are economically viable.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank AlandPat
Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you're visiting Buffalo do take time to pop into the Ellicott Square Building to get a peek at a late 19th century masterpiece (it is included on the itinerary of Explore Buffalo's architectural walk). Built in 1896 it was the largest office building on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank T4232XIjohnb
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Went there as part of explore Buffalo tour. Architecture inside and outside is beautiful there are cute places to grab lunch.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank debm402
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Lofts on Pearl a Trademark Collection Hotel
226 reviews
.13 miles away
Hotel at the Lafayette a Trademark Collection Hotel
402 reviews
.19 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
685 reviews
.26 miles away
Courtyard Buffalo Downtown/Canalside
331 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,187 nearby restaurants
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
1,447 reviews
.15 miles away
Charlie The Butcher's Express
75 reviews
.00 miles away
Public Espresso + Coffee
30 reviews
.20 miles away
Lafayette Brewery Co.
125 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 262 nearby attractions
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
911 reviews
.41 miles away
Coca-Cola Field
294 reviews
.10 miles away
Pierce-Arrow Museum
249 reviews
.40 miles away
Buffalo City Hall
396 reviews
.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ellicott Square Building staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines