Lincoln Memorial


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Lincoln 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. Inside the building is a heroic statue of Lincoln by Daniel Chester French and two murals by Jules Guerin.
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Lincoln Memorial

Address:c/o National Capitol Parks - Central
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:202-426-6841
Fax:202-724-0764
Web: www.nps.gov/linc/
Size: 107 acres.
Established: Authorized on February 9, 1911. Dedicated on May 30, 1922. Transferred from Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital on August 10, 1933.
Location:On 23rd St., between Independence and Constitution avenues in Washington, DC.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Interpretive programs, guided walks.
Special Features:This classical structure contains a 19-foot-high marble seated statue of Abraham Lincoln by sculptor Daniel Chester French. Murals, painted by Jules Guerin depicting principles evident in Lincoln's life, are on the north and south walls of the memorial above inscriptions of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. The building is constructed primarily of Colorado Yule marble and Indiana limestone. Architect of the building was Henry Bacon.

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