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
TypeCourt house
Architectural styleBrutalist
Location50 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States
Coordinates42°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 started1971
OwnerErie County, New York
Technical details
Floor count10
Design and construction
ArchitectPfohl, 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 by Buffalo architectural firm Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie's architecture firm 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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