Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
U.S. National Memorial
Aerial view of Lincoln Memorial - east side EDIT.jpeg
Aerial View (2010)
Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial is located in the District of Columbia
Lincoln Memorial
LocationWest End of National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′21.5″N 77°3′0.4″W / 38°53′21.5″N 77°3′0.4″W / 38.889306; -77.050111
Area27,336 square feet (2,539.6 m2)
Built1914–1922
ArchitectHenry Bacon (architect)
Daniel Chester French (sculptor)
Architectural styleGreek Revival[1]
Visitation6,546,518 (2013)
WebsiteLincoln Memorial
NRHP reference #66000030[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966

The Lincoln Memorial was built to remember Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He led the nation during the American Civil War. The memorial is in the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and is a popular site for tourists.

Design

The Lincoln Memorial was built to look like the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece. The main focus of the memorial is Daniel Chester French's sculpture of Lincoln, seated on a throne.It is surrounded by thirty six columns which are 37 feet (11 m) high. There is a large reflecting pool right outside the steps.

Other Languages
Cymraeg: Cofeb Lincoln
français: Lincoln Memorial
한국어: 링컨 기념관
Bahasa Indonesia: Memorial Lincoln
Nederlands: Lincoln Memorial
norsk nynorsk: Lincolnmonumentet
português: Lincoln Memorial
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lincolnov memorijal
Türkçe: Lincoln Anıtı