Chicago’s Monument to Patriots


Revolutionary War Image

The George Washington-Robert Morris-Hyam Salomon Memorial was designed by Lorado Taft, whose own ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. It is one of but a few monuments honoring non military patriots. The statue shows General George Washington clasping hands with civilian supporters, English born Robert Morris and Polish born Hyam Salomon, who was a Jew. These two men were financiers of the Revolutionary War, raising thousands of dollars to support the American Army in its battle against tyranny.

The memorial was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 15, 1971, by the City Council of Chicago.

The image, Chicago – The George Washington-Robert Morris-Hyam Salomon Memorial, was originally uploaded at Flickr by wallyg. It is posted here by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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