By Jessica Penry And Arina Golikova
Description of Place
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the Washington Mall in Washington D.C. The building itself was designed by Henry Bacon, a famous architect during the time. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches.
History of Place
The Lincoln Memorial was built in 1914 and took 8 years to complete. The final product includes a statue of Abraham Lincoln. Also, engravings of two famous speeches by Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address” and his “Second Inaugural Address”. The final cost of the memorial was $3 million.