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Going back to the past

Once we entered the Ellicott Square Building, we knew this building was done in Neo-Classical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robby G C
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The Ellicott Square Building is part of Buffalo's architectural legacy. Built in 1896, it was the... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Bill G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed July 21, 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

3  Thank Bill G
Reviewed June 25, 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

Thank ellenkfz
Reviewed June 16, 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

Thank NewYorkerFoody
Reviewed February 26, 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.

2  Thank AlandPat
Reviewed October 7, 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

1  Thank John B
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Very beautiful building that was an interesting place for a wedding reception. It was a very large reception and was accommodated relatively well. An interesting building to see the insides of either way.

Thank Victor P
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Detailed exterior with cherubs and vintage lighting. Needs a wee bit of repair but worth seeing for the historic value.

Thank XCaliforniaGirl
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We stopped in around 1:00pm for a quick family lunch while in Buffalo on a quick vacation. We were able to get the kids food at the little convenience store (yogurt, cheese sticks, pizza...) for very reasonable prices. My wife and I both grabbed sandwiches...More

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