Heald Square Monument..
George Washington, Robert Morris and Hyam Salomon Memorial holding hands ..
Sculptor: Lorado Taft and Leonard Crunelle
Description: Bronze, H 11 ft. 8 in. x W 10 ft. 10 in. x D 5 ft. 3 in.
Location: Heald Square, East Wacker Dr. at Wabash Ave.
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 15, 1971
City of Chicago Public Art Collection ..
Commissioned by The Patriotic Foundation of Chicago ..
Heald Square Monument honors Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn from 1810-1812.. In the statue we see George Washington is portrayed clasping the hands of two of his civilian supporters, Robert Morris and Hyam Salomon. These these two men could be called the financiers of the American Revolution. Lorado Taft, whose forebears fought in the Revolutionary War, designed the monument, which become his last work. It was completed by Leonard Crunelle ..
The government of United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support..
President George Washington - 1790..
The plaque reads..
Symbol of American tolerance and unity and of the cooperation of people of all races and creeds in the building of the United States. The monument designed by Lorado Taft and completed by Leonard Crunelle was presented to the City of Chicago by the Patriotic Foundation of Chicago..
Rededicated by American Masonic Heritage Council, October 6th 1962...
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