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    Chorley Court, Liverpool, off Dale Street and near the entrance to the original Mersey Tunnel, is the birthplace of Robert Morris (1734-1806), signer of the Declaration of Independence who was known as "The Financier of the American Revolution." Although born in extreme poverty in Liverpool, Morris would become a wealthy merchant and banker in the American colonies.

    The photograph is believed to have been taken shortly before the court was demolished in the early 1930s to make way for the Blackburn Assurance building. See Colin Wilkinson's notes at

    Morris features in a statue in Philadelphia, where he died, as well as in a dramatic triple standing statue in Chicago showing the English-born Morris and fellow financier, and Jew, Hyam Solomon, flanking George Washington. Both men contributed substantially to the American cause, ensuring that the Patriots achieved independence from Great Britain.

    Robert Morris, George Washington, and Hyam Solomon Statue by Spiterman on Flickr. The statue is by the Chicago River on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive, a couple blocks southwest of the Tribune Tower.

    Robert Morris statue in Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, by Wayne Dunbar

    For more on Robert Morris, see and
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