Statler City

Another day, another beautiful Buffalo building! Today I’m featuring Statler City. This is actually the second Statler to be built in Buffalo. The first was demolished in 1968. That hotel started off with 300 rooms and each room had a bath, which was a big deal back then! Their slogan was “a room and bath for a dollar and a half." Yep, that’s right- $1.50/night! While the original stayed open until 1967, it was renamed Hotel Buffalo in 1923 when this second Statler Hotel was built. Since then it has gone through several name changes, transition from hotel to office building, a failed renovation to turn it into a hotel/condo, bankruptcy, and is currently undergoing refurbishing.

Another day, another beautiful Buffalo building! Today I’m featuring Statler City. This is actually the second Statler to be built in Buffalo. The first was demolished in 1968. That hotel started off with 300 rooms and each room had a bath, which was a big deal back then! Their slogan was “a room and bath for a dollar and a half." Yep, that’s right- $1.50/night! While the original stayed open until 1967, it was renamed Hotel Buffalo in 1923 when this second Statler Hotel was built. Since then it has gone through several name changes, transition from hotel to office building, a failed renovation to turn it into a hotel/condo, bankruptcy, and is currently undergoing refurbishing.

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