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Lincoln Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial


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Denkmal Museum


  • This commemorates the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States serving between 1861 and 1865.
  • Designed to resemble a Greek temple, its 36 Doric columns represent the 36 states of the Union when Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865.
  • Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address is etched on the south interior wall, whilst his second inaugural speech is sketched on the north wall.
  • Officially dedicated on May 30, 1922, with President Warren Harding and former President William Howard Taft in attendance.
  • The memorial is featured prominently on the reverse side of penny, which is the official one cent piece of the United States.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
  • Carved into the exterior walls are the 48 states of the Union upon its completion in 1922. Alaska and Hawaii are represented with a plaque in the approach plaza.
  • The sculpture of Lincoln housed in the memorial was crafted by Daniel Chester French, and is 19 feet tall and sculpted out of white Georgia marble.
  • On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" on the front steps of the memorial.
  • This forms the western focal point and is on a direct axis with both the Washington Monument in the center and the United States Capitol on the eastern end of the National Mall.

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23rd Street NW
23rd Street NW
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia

Technische Daten

99,00 ft
204,00 ft
134,00 ft

Beteiligte Firmen

Henry Bacon

Besondere Eigenschaften

  • Eines der bekannten Bauwerke dieser Stadt
  • Nationales Denkmal
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