Lincoln Memorial

Congress authorized the Lincoln Memorial in 1911.  Construction took place between 1914 and 1922.  Architect Henry Bacon modeled his design on the Greek Parthenon.  Built into the design are symbols of the Union like the 36 exterior Doric columns representing the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.  Dominating the interior is Daniel Chester French's heroic statue of Lincoln. 
Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address.


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