"The sculpted stone frieze at the rear of the building is of the same colossal dimensions as the one over the front portico. Similar columns support the frieze, and also serve as window divisions. Albert Stewart's frieze portrays five scenes from the early history of Buffalo in a chronological sequence, from left to right."

- Buffalo City Hall: American Masterpiece," by John H. Conlin. Pub. by the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, 1993.