Lincoln Memorial

Title

Lincoln Memorial

Description

Constructed between 1914 and 1922, the Lincoln Memorial consists of a large, columned, classically inspired structure with a statue of Lincoln in the interior. Inscribed on the interior walls are Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address. The site has become a frequent stage for the civil rights demonstrations. African American opera singer Marian Anderson performed there after being barred from performing at then segregated Constitution Hall in 1939. In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

05/30/1922 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

The structure is 189.7 by 118.5 feet, is 99 feet tall, and surrounded by 107 acres. Features a classical design with 36 fluted Doric columns made of Colorado Yule marble.

Location

38°53′21.48″N 77°3′0.40″W

Type

Description

Constructed between 1914 and 1922, the Lincoln Memorial consists of a large, columned, classically inspired structure with a statue of Lincoln in the interior. Inscribed on the interior walls are Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address. The site has become a frequent stage for the civil rights demonstrations. African American opera singer Marian Anderson performed there after being barred from performing at then segregated Constitution Hall in 1939. In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Creator

Henry Bacon

Date

05/30/1922 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.