by C. Paul Jennewein, 1950
Located at the State Capitol Complex, State Office Building 3, Main Entrance on Washington St.
This relief in terra cotta depicts the allegorical figure of the Spirit of West Virginia standing near a rhododendron bush, the State flower. She is surrounding by scenes depicting the State’s industries, including farming, timber, mining, and steel. The state motto beneath her translates to “Mountaineers Are Always Free.”
Images and text courtesy of the Charleston Public Art Guide