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