Gallery: Buffalo’s Hotel Lafayette Restoration Preserves a Historic Lan...

Downtown Buffalo’s historic Hotel Lafayette has been restored to its early 1900s glory. Opened in 1904 and designed by the first American female architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune, the hotel was left in disrepair from the 1970s until renovations began in 2010 by developer Rocco Termini and R&P Oakhill. Aside from restoring the original splendor of the French Renaissance-style hotel, the renovation has enlivened the stark area of downtown Buffalo, bringing restaurant and nightlife patrons to the recently desolate area.

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