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Heald Square Monument

The Heald Square Monument is a bronze sculpture group by Lorado Taft in Heald Square, Chicago, Illinois.[1] It depicts General George Washington, and the two principal financers of the American Revolution, Robert Morris and Haym Salomon. Following Taft's 1936 death, the sculpture was completed by his associates Leonard Crunelle,[1] Nellie Walker and Fred Torrey.[2]

Heald Square Monument
View from Wacker Drive
ArtistLorado Taft and Leonard Crunelle
Year1936-1941
TypeBronze
LocationWacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Heald Square is located in the Michigan–Wacker Historic District of Chicago's Loop community area. The square was named for Captain Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn from 1810-1812.[1]

The sculpture was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 15, 1971.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Heald Square Monument". City of Chicago Dept. of Pl. and Devpmt., Landmarks Div. 2003. Retrieved May 22, 2007.
  2. ^ "SIRIS - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System". si.edu. Retrieved March 18, 2015.

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Coordinates: 41°53′14″N 87°37′37″W / 41.88722°N 87.62685°W / 41.88722; -87.62685