Lincoln Memorial – Washington, D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial built to honor the 16th and possibly the greatest president of the United States is located in the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The building was built in the neo-classical style and houses the monumental statue of Lincoln sitting and looking towards the Washington Monument and the US Capitol.  The memorial’s architect was Henry Bacon. The designer of the memorial interior’s large central statue, Abraham Lincoln (1920), was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli brothers. The painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin, and the epitaph above the statue was written by Royal Cortissoz. The memorial is the heart of the American Republic and has been a symbolic center for race relations and equality through the years.

Statue by Daniel Chester French

View looking towards the Washington Monument and Capitol Building