Pierce's Palace Hotel (commissioned by Dr. Ray V. Pierce)

  • 1878-1881
  • Location: Fronted Prospect and occupied the entire block bounded by Prospect, Connecticut, Fargo and Porter.
  • Destroyed by fire

  • Second Empire style
  • 6-story "fireproof" hotel had the first telephone and the first elevator in Buffalo.

  • Cast iron porches and balconies
  • Observation deck