"Spanning the space between the front wings, eight massive stone columns support a large carved stone parapet - the entrance frieze. The figures balanced in groups on each side of the central figure are intended to represent Buffalo in the present .
"The central figure is a woman, representing the city of Buffalo, ready to record further events of the city's history in the record book she is about to open. The book may be seen as a centennial journal, for City Hall was dedicated on the centennialof the city of Buffalo.
"The colossal frieze is over eleven feet high and nearly one hundred feet long. Sculptor Albert T. Stewart has given his own description of the meaning of the figures: