Agriculture, Industry, Justice and Literature

Agriculture, Industry, Justice and Literature

These four allegorical figures appear on the south exterior of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (formerly the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office), and represent four of the foundations of American society.  They flank the building’s two entry pavilions.  The figures were carved by J. (John) Massey Rhind (1860-1936) in 1906.

Agriculture is depicted as a seated, classically-draped female figure holding a scythe in her proper left hand and a sheaf of wheat in her proper right

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Medium type: Limestone

Date created: 1906

Associated artists

John Massey  Rhind
John Massey Rhind


46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204


  • Photo courtesy of Ken Norris


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