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Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Summary

Significance: One of Washington's largest and most well known monuments, it serves as an anchor to the western end of the Mall. Statue of Lincoln on interior is one of the most famous works by noted sculpture Daniel Chester French.

The memorial to Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) was constructed as a monumental commemoration of the sixteenth president, who saw the nation through a divisive war and preserved the union. While the statue contained within is one of the best known public sculptures in the United States, the prominent setting and classical-revival design of the building have combined to produce an American icon.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N9
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N127
Survey number: HABS DC-3
Building/structure dates: 1915- 1922 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000030

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bacon, Henry
French, Daniel Chester
Lincoln, Abraham
Schara, Mark, transmitter
Schara, Mark, transmitter
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
Google Map of 38.9071923, -77.0368707
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