Bacon, Henry,1866–1924, American architect, b. Watseka, Ill. He began his professional career with the firm of McKim, Mead, and White, but after 1903 he practiced independently. Among the important structures designed by him are the Lincoln MemorialLincoln Memorial,
monument, 107 acres (45 hectares), in Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.; built 1914–17. The building, designed by Henry Bacon and styled after a Greek temple, has 36 Doric columns representing the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.
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American architect, associated with McKim Mead and White at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He specialized in commemorative buildings and public monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., built in 1922.