Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C, District of Columbia

lincoln memorial, washington d.c
lincoln memorial, WA D.C
lincoln memorial
lincoln memorial


Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C


Lincoln Memorial is the Presidential memorial built for the honorable and world-famous Abraham

Lincoln-the 16th president of the United States of America. Designed by architect Henry Bacon in a Greek Doric-inspired temple, the US presidential memorial was dedicated at Washington, D.C.ís

National Mall on the 30th of May in 1922. The overall style of the presidential memorial was greatly inspired by Greeceís Temple of Zeus, with the huge life-size image of Lincoln as the main focal feature.


The sculpture was often interpreted as having a pensive and worn aura, with the former presidentís

gaze directed east downward to the Reflecting Pool. Sculptor Daniel Chester French painstakingly labored to create the large seated statue of Abraham Lincoln while painter Jules Guerin worked on the interior murals. The memorial also features two of the famous speeches of the late president.

Lincoln Memorial, which is open 24 hours a day for public viewing, is managed by the National Park Service along with other monuments under the National Mall and Memorial Parks group such as the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the National World War II Memorial.

It is also National Register of Historic Place-listed as early as 1966. In 2007, the American Institute of Architects voted Lincoln Memorial as the seventh Americaís Favorite Architecture.

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