The historic Mark Twain Building is an 8-story former hotel in downtown Elmira, New York.  With its unique blend of English and Italian Renaissance architecture, the building is not only a staple of Elmira's skyline, but also its history.   


Designed by architects Geo. B. Post & Sons, and built by the Lowman Construction Co., The Mark Twain Hotel opened March 23, 1929.

It included 212 guest rooms, each with a bath; a large main dining room, two private dining rooms, a coffee shop, a ballroom with a foyer large enough to accommodate 350 people for conventions, banquets and other social functions, a spacious lobby-lounge, and 12 stores and shops on the ground floor.

In its heyday, the hotel was host to several restaurants, cafes and shops and served as a premier location for parties and banquets.  

The Mark Twain Hotel was severely damaged by the flood of 1972, and the following year was shut down and was converted into an apartment building, with the first two floors completely rearranged for commercial spaces.  

We purchased the Mark Twain Building in 2020, and have been working our magic on it!