Check out this amazing transformation of Buffalo's once-grand Lafayette Hotel, restored to its former glory into a fully mixed-use structure. I thought that the architecture geeks who love classic American architecture of the early 20th century would enjoy seeing this. It's one of the finest buildings in Buffalo once again thanks to one of Buffalo's best developers.
-Built in 1904 and designed by Louise Bethune
, first female architect in the AIA
-once considered one of the top 15 hotels in the United States
-Included in the building is a 34-room boutique hotel, 115 apartments, a bakery, flower shop, Pearl @ the Lafayette (brewery/restaurant), a men's store, Michael A’s Steakhouse, a banquet/catering company, lobby bar and jewelry store. Basically a one stop shop for weddings.
-other interesting tidbit: The artwork at the hotel was restored by students of my alma mater, Buffalo State which has one of the best university Art Conservation programs in the U.S.