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Lincoln Memorial Monument, Washington, DC
 

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Lincoln Memorial Monument, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He became the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln memorial is located in Potomac Park, Washington, DC. The building began in 1914 and was finally finished in May 1922. The monument is 190 feet long and 119 feet wide. The monument is made up for Stony Creek granite and concrete. Henry Bacon designed the memorial after the ancient Greek temples. of thirty-six columns, representing the thirty-six states that were in the Union, are are carved into the frieze directly above. When the monument was completed in 1922 the names of the forty-eight states in the union were added in the exterior attic walls. Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address is carved into the south side chamber walls. Four years after the monument was built, the Piccirilli brothers created the statue of Lincoln seated in the chair. The statue itself is nineteen feet high and weights 175 tons.


 

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