City Hall - Table of Contents

Buffalo City Hall - Common Council Chamber
13th floor

To compare an Art Deco stained glass window, see the Aldred Building in Montreal

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The best woodcarving in the building

The triple doorway with three keystones


Pelican represents self-sacrifice.

Fasces, carved from wood

3-story semicircular amphitheater

Fluted columns of French limestone

Fluted columns of French limestone

Semicircular art glass decoration

Seven fluted columns of French limestone

Skylight is a sunburst of red and yellow



Seven concentric rows of seats for 383 people.

The semicircular Guastavino acoustic tile ceiling

Twelve identical busts

The encircling gallery wall

Seats have continuous wooden backs

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Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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