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Robert Morris Statue

Located in the mall between South 5th Street, South 4th Street, Walnut Street and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Robert Morris’ statue is situated between the First and Second National Banks reminding us of his pivotal role in the Revolution. He was one of the greatest financiers and contributors to the American cause. However, at the end of his life, he was penniless and served time in debtors’ prison. When the war was over, he had lost all his wealth through bad investments in land speculation. Just as the National Banks went out of business, the vast fortune of this great American hero evaporated into thin air. This reminds us of the truth of 1 Timothy 6:17-19, which says: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life” (KJV).