Comfort Suites Downtown
601 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 854-5500
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In the midst of the Buffalo Theater District, this impressively-styled building gets its name from the Washington Street Market which operated in the area for the first half of the 20th century. A type of mini-mall popular in Europe in the late 19th century, the arcade went bankrupt in 1979 and was acquired by the city. After extensive renovations which have left the facade and doorway untouched, the market houses several businesses, cafes, and the Buffalo Visitors' Center. Nearby attractions include Shea's Performing Arts Center, and the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
Located on less than one acre of land, the Electric Tower also famously known as the Iskalo Electric Tower is a historic office structure which is a sky scraper. Featuring a 13 story building, that is 249 feet tall, this structure is the seventh tallest in Buffalo. With elements of Classical Revival style, the structure is octagonal in shape and the spire of the tower is decorated with different colors all year round at nights. This building is a delight to watch and is a must visit place whenever here.
What was recently a notorious red light zone in Buffalo's downtown has been transformed into one of the hottest night-time districts in the nation. Stretching west from Main Street on Chippewa all the way to Elmwood Avenue, the area features every type of bar and night club imaginable-from the live jazz of the Calumet Arts Club to the latin rhythms of La Luna. Just around the corner is the Theater District, featuring performing arts spaces such as Shea's, and the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
The Tishman building is located at Lafayette Square Buffalo, New York. This high rise building is also known as 10 Lafayette Square. This 20 story tall building was constructed in the year 1959 C.E and is the thirteenth tallest building in Buffalo. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places in they year 2012 C.E.
The Berkeley Apartments was built in 1897 and is popularly known as the Graystone Hotel. Architect Carlton T. Strong and engineer Ernest L. Ransome together conceptualized and constructed this structure. And, this building was one of the foremost sites to use reinforced concrete. Included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, it is currently awaiting reconstruction.
The Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church or the Asbury-Delaware Methodist Church is a historical landmark. Incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places, it houses the Righteous Babe Records.
Taking up some 400,000 square feet, this central public library in the downtown Lafayette Square area serves as the headquarters for the entire 53-outlet Buffalo and Erie County library system. Built in 1964, the librart houses over two million books, a 324-seat auditorium for lectures and presentations and a photographic collection with more than 200,000 pictures in 600 different subject areas. Rare book aficionados can visit the Mark Twain Room, with its original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn manuscript. There is also a 600-volume collection of anti-slavery books.
Established in 1845, the Michigan Street Baptist Church is a fully functional church even today. This beautiful African American Church was put up in the National Register of Historic Places owing to its great past and charming architecture.
Located within the historic French Renaissance-style structure, built in 1904, currently The Lafayette Hotel, the Pan-American Grill & Brewery is a good place to stop by if you enjoy a good beer. With brews concocted in their in-house brewery in the basement, and a great old-school ambiance amplified by the mahogany bars and mural covered walls and high ceilings. The restaurant is spread out over several rooms, including a cozy lounge with a fireplace. The food menu is a good place to satiate those hunger pangs with popular favorites like Duck Rueben, Specialty Wings and Sugar Beet Salad.
A public square that forms itself at the confluence of Delaware Avenue , Niagara, Genesee and Court streets, this spot could be considered by many where the rest of city springs forth. The highlight is a commemorative memorial in the middle of the square dedicated to American President William McKinley, who was assassinated in 1901. Several government and private offices are also located around this square and it serves as a good place to start exploring the city.
A classic example of Art Deco architectural design, this building ranks as an early 20th Century American masterpiece and has been considered an enduring symbol of Buffalo's genius and spirit since it was designed in 1929 by John J. Wade. Located in the center of downtown and overlooking Buffalo's main public square, the 32-story building boasts Native American-influenced tile details, friezes showing aspects of city life, and a top-floor observation tower with views of Lake Erie and the city.
The Hamlin House is a building with history that was built in 1865. While it remains in its original location and has been restored by its owners, it is now a popular venue for personal and business functions. It is also open for lunch and dinners for the public, so you can enjoy a traditional American breakfast in a very traditional house.