Buffalo City Court Building

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Buffalo City Court Building
Buffalo City Court Building, 1971-74, Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie (8448022295).jpg
Buffalo City Court Building, in Buffalo, NY
General information
Status Complete
Type Court house
Architectural style Brutalist
Location 50 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States
Coordinates 42°53′08″N 78°52′45″W / 42.885557°N 78.8792859°W / 42.885557; -78.8792859Coordinates: 42°53′08″N 78°52′45″W / 42.885557°N 78.8792859°W / 42.885557; -78.8792859
Construction started 1971
Completed 1974
Owner Erie County, New York
Technical details
Floor count 10
Design and construction
Architect Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie

The Buffalo City Court Building, named Frank A. Sedita City Court, for Buffalo mayor Frank A. Sedita, is a 10-story court house built in 1974 for the city of Buffalo, New York. It is in Niagara Square and adjacent to Buffalo City Hall.


The structure is a classic example of Brutalist architecture; its façade is dominated by large Precast concrete panels with narrow windows. The design was conceived with limited windows to keep the courtrooms and judges' chambers free from outside distraction.[1]


The building houses the 8th Judicial district Buffalo Housing Court, Landlord/Tenant Court, Small Claims, Commercial Claims, Criminal Court, and several parts of New York State Supreme Court for the County of Erie.



  1. ^ LaChiusa, Chuck. "City Court Building".

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