Free Riverwalk Talk every Friday
When: Fridays 12PM-1PM through Aug 30, 2019
Where: Chicago Riverwalk, @ Vietnam Memorial between State and Wabash.
Riverwalk Talks are free and open to the public. Docents will give four 15-minute talks about various aspects of the Riverwalk between noon and 1pm, weather permitting. Feel free to stay as long as you are able.
Heald Square Monument
Just to the east of the entrance to the Riverwalk at Wabash are these guys.
Year Built: 1936 – 1941. Architect: Lorado Taft and completed by Leonard Crunelle. Robert Morris and Haym Salomon (to Washington’s left), the civilian patriots depicted here standing on either side of George Washington, were the two principal financiers of the American Revolution.
In the 1930s, Chicago civic leaders raise funds to erect a monument to these patriots. Heald Square is named after Capt. Nathan Heald, commander of Fort Dearborn from 1810-1812. Call their Statue for more info by entering speak2.co/haym into your browser and he’ll call you back.
Riverwalk Fun Facts