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Lincoln Memorial


  • Type: Sculpture
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Great Emancipator

"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States-the Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War-sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1922/00/00 Daniel Chester French Sculptor Built 1914-1922 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Sculpture
1922/00/00 Henry Bacon Architect Built 1914-1922 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Sculpture
1922/05/30 Abraham Lincoln In Memoriam Lincoln Memorial dedication Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
1922/05/30 Samuel Fallows Chaplain Lincoln Memorial dedication Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
1922/05/30 Warren G Harding Presider Lincoln Memorial dedication Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
1922/05/30 Robert Todd Lincoln Speaker at dedication Lincoln Memorial dedication Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
1939/04/09 Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial Concert. Marian Anderson: the Lincoln Memorial Concert
1963/08/28 Jackie Robinson Protester Jackie Robinson and his son David are interviewed during the March on Washington. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Josephine Baker Speaker Josephine Baker, wearing her uniform of the French Resistance, speaks at the March on Washington March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Bob Dylan Performer Bob Dylan performs a duet, "When the Ship Comes In", with Joan Baez and sings a solo version of "Only A Pawn In Their Game" March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Joan Baez Performer Bob Dylan performs a duet, "When the Ship Comes In", with Joan Baez and sings a solo version of "Only A Pawn In Their Game" March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Lena Horne Protester Martin Luther King, Jr speaks on the second day of the Great March on Washington. I have a Dream (King speech) March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Rosa Parks Protester Martin Luther King, Jr speaks on the second day of the Great March on Washington. I have a Dream (King speech) March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963/08/28 Martin Luther King Jr Author Martin Luther King, Jr speaks on the second day of the Great March on Washington. I have a Dream (King speech) March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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Particulars for Lincoln Memorial:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Fine Art Colossal Sculpture
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Park
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Art Type Sculpture
Sight Category Structure



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000030
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Memorial
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Art, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1912, 1922
Associated People: Lincoln,Abraham
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker, Park
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Theater

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