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CITY HALL FRIEZE WEST

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

City Hall Frieze, West


 

Albert Stewart

1931

 

Medium

Medium Category

Limestone Relief on Architectural Frieze

 

Relief

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 12 100 N/A N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

Description
The five groups of figures and dates located above the building's rear entrance illustrate five historical events in the development of Buffalo. Depicted from left to right are three Native Americans and a French Canadian pioneer constructing a log cabin, four surveyors laboring with period tools, seven Native Americans offering a hatchet to a colonist, two architects and two laborers with blueprints and equipment, and two bargemen with a gentleman and a lady boarding a canal barge.


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
The figures (from left to right) represent French Canadians and Native Americans meeting in 1758, Holland Land Company surveyors in 1803, friendship between Buffalo and Seneca Indians in 1810, Buffalo Harbor project in 1820, and the Erie Canal in 1825.



 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
City Hall, front
 
Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. and Objects Conservation Comprehensive Condition Survey May 2000 Very Poor N/A Yes