Assembly Murals

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
William Morris Hunt's "The Flight of Night."
William Morris Hunt's mural
William Morris Hunt's mural "The Discoverer."


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