Palace” Hotel on Prospect Avenue. Dr. Ray V. Pierce was an enormously
successful seller of mail-order patent medicines, attaining great wealth
and renown selling restorative cures such as “Dr. Pierce’s Golden
Medical Discovery Pills”. Pierce’s Palace Hotel welcomed the doctor’s
patients and the public at large. Selling points included Russian and
Turkish baths, a billiards room, and bowling alley. Built in 1877, the
hotel burned down just four years later. This site is now occupied by
D'Youville College. Photo and caption info from BuffaloHistory.com.