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Two relief panels flank the west entrance to a building. On the left is the relief "1792" which depicts a log fort, cross and a variation of the Indiana State Seal. On the right is a relief consisting of a collage of cannon, flag and eagle. Located in niches on the third story of the west side of the building are heroic figures. The figure on the left is a portrait of George Rogers Clark. He wears pioneer dress and holds his proper right arm across his chest. A tree stump stands to his proper left. The figure in the niche on the right is of a Union soldier. He wears a uniform and holds a rifle. Located on the south side of the building is the classical figure of Justice. She holds scales in her proper right hand and a sword over her proper left shoulder. The figure stands in a niche. Above the niche are reliefs of sheafs of wheat and scales of justice. Below the niche is an arch; a relief of a mustachioed male face is carved into the keystone of the arch.