The crowning elements of the original Assembly chamber were
the two beautiful murals on the upper walls, high above the members'
desks. Painted on the bare sandstone by William Morris Hunt, these 40
foot murals were entitled " The Discoverer" and "The Flight of Night".
Unfortunately in 1888, after only 10 short years, the original groined
ceiling was replaced. The new ceiling began four feet below the murals,
hiding Hunt's masterpieces from public view.
William Morris Hunt's "The Flight of Night."
William Morris Hunt's mural "The Discoverer."