"Monuments-Lincoln Memorial detail" Lincoln Memorial Tip by Dabs

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  Lincoln Memorial
by Dabs
 
 

At the center of the Lincoln Memorial is Daniel Chester French's 19 foot statue of Lincoln (of course!)

Other details of note at the Lincoln Memorial:

There are 36 columns representing the 36 states in the Union at the time of his death

Above the frieze are the names of the 48 states in the Union at the time the memorial was dedicated (Alaska and Hawaii became states later)

The Gettysburg Address is inscribed on the south wall, his second inaugural address on the north wall

Address: 23rd Street, NW
Directions: Located at the western end of the National Mall, facing the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, and Capitol Hill.
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Website: http://www.nps.gov/linc/

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  • Written Oct 23, 2004
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