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Meadville, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

Crawford County

Last modified: 2019-12-27 by rick wyatt
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[Meadville, Pennsylvania] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 February 2010

[Meadville, Pennsylvania] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 February 2010



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Description of the flag

The Meadville City Code describes and explains the flag of the City of Meadville, Pennsylvania:

103..02 Flags and colors.
(A) The colors in the civic flag, the city ensign, the city streamer, and the pennant of the City of Meadville shall be gold. white and green.
(B) The Meadville civic flag. or standard of the city. shall be as follows:
(1) The materials shall be bunting or silk of the colors above designated;
(2) The length or fly of the flag shall be three feet and its width or hoist two feet. or in proportion thereto;
(3) The flag shall be divided horizontally into three stripes. two of gold of equal width. and one of white between. The width of the white stripe shall be equal to three-fourths that of each gold stripe;
(4) Superimposed upon the upper gold stripe shall be three equilateral triangular patches of green. the bases of each of which shall be equal to one-eighth the total length of the flag. These patches shall be placed side by side, a little above the middle. and near to the staff end of the upper gold stripe. The distance between the first patch and the staff end of the flag shall be equal to one-twelfth the total length of the flag. while the end of the third patch farthest from the staff end shall be placed midway between the ends of the stripes;
(5) The date "1788" shall appear midway between the base of the middle patch and the white stripe.
(C) The significance of the colors and symbols of the flag shall be as follows: Meadville is a city of golden opportunities (symbolized by the golden stripes), with a beautiful white stream (symbolized by the white stripe), and three green clad hills (symbolized by the green patches), founded in 1788 (as indicated by the inscription).
(D) An exact copy of the aforesaid civic flag is hereby directed to be placed on file in the archives of the City of Meadville. and displayed in the City Hall, marked "Approved Colors for the City Flags of Meadville".
(E) The aforesaid civic flag shall be displayed upon public buildings at meetings of councils and upon suitable public occasions; provided always. that it never shall be displayed in any position that shall indicate precedence over the flag of the United States.
(F) The city pennant shall be of the same colors as the civic flag. It shall be triangular in form, and shall be three feet wide and five feet long or in proportion thereto with the symbols for the hills arranged across its wide end, and parallel thereto.
(G) The city streamers hall be two feet wide and 10 feet long or in proportion thereto with the symbols for the hills arranged across its wide end, and parallel thereto. (Ord. 1662 §§ 1-7.1925).
However, on the photo that I received, there is no "1788" on the flag. All information and photo courtesy of Janet L. Niedermeyer, City Clerk.

Valentin Poposki, 6 October 2009


Pennant

[Meadville, Pennsylvania] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 February 2010


Streamer

[Meadville, Pennsylvania] image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 February 2010

The pennant and streamer are reconstructions only - the precise arrangement of the triangles is unknown. I'm guessing that one of the two "normal" flags is supposed to be the city ensign, but I have no idea which.
Eugene Ipavec, 18 February 2010


Seal

[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019

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Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019


 
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