Civilization of the Northwest

Creator(s)
Edward Simmons

Type

Mural

Location

First Floor
Rotunda

Location Details

Northeast Corner

Date Completed
1904

Date Placed
1905

The allegorical story Civilization of the Northwest is told in four large murals above the third floor.

Northeast panel

The youth having now acquired wisdom, Minerva no longer appears, but he now wears her cloak and her shield rests against his knee. He is commanding the Four Winds to bear to the four corners of the earth, the products of the state—wheat, minerals, the fine arts, etc. The figure bearing the torch typifies mental progress. Beside him sits Hope, no longer leading but watching, and bearing jewels and flowers, indicating prosperity and wealth.