Civilization of the Northwest
The allegorical story Civilization of the Northwest is told in four large murals above the third floor.
The American Genius—a young man—is lifting a stone, bearing crystals and gold, thereby breaking the soil. Beside him stand the figures of Wisdom and Hope. One figure, typifying Fertility of the soil, bearing Maize and Poppies, another the mother and child, another strewing flowers, and the fields behind him all carry the sense of advancing agriculture.