Milestones in Public Life

The hall's three murals depict Roosevelt's leadership in building the Panama Canal; his role in negotiating the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth between Russia and Japan, for which he became the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906; and his 1909-1910 expedition to Africa.

Painted on his canvas in the 1930s by William Andrew Mackay, these historic murals are some of the largest indoor murals in a New York City public building, covering an area of more than 5,200 square feet.