The Hall of Heroes is semi-circular in shape and is dedicated to the immortal leaders and soldiers who contributed to the birth of the Texas Republic and the great State of Texas. Texas historian chose the heroes. The bronze statues were created by Pompeo Coppini and show each hero in a characteristic stance or at a decisive moment in their life. Outstanding battles and sites of important events are commemorated in a frieze along the hall above the statues. The floors are pink Tennessee marble bordered with St. Aubern’s Red and inlaid with squares of Red Levanto, both from Vermont. The wainscot is Rossetta marble from Italy.