Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

City of Buffalo Seal
Buffalo, NY

1939 ordinance detailing the seal: “To the left center, lighthouse on pier; to the right of the lighthouse, ship with three (3) masts showing sails; to the lower right, canal boat drawn by two (2) draft animals proceeding in direction leading toward or past pier; the above, all, surrounded by a double circle and between said circles appearing the words ‘SEAL OF THE CITY OF BUFFALO.’ ”

For a history of the seal, see Wikipedia: Seal of Buffalo, New York (online April 2014)


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Photos and their arrangement 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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