Chicago Landmarks

Heald Square Monument

Monument as seen from Wacker Dr.     Address: Wacker Drive at Wabash Avenue
Year Built: 1936 - 1941
Architect: Lorado Taft , Leonard Crunelle
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 15, 1971

Detail 2 Detail 1 Robert Morris and Haym Salomon, the civilian patriots who are depicted here standing hand-in-hand with George Washington, were the two principal financers of the American Revolution. In the 1930s, a group of Chicago civic leaders formed an organization to raise funds to erect a suitable monument to these three patriots. Noted sculptor Lorado Taft began the design; it was finished by his associate, Leonard Crunelle. The location of the monument was named for Capt. Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn from 1810-1812.