Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Memorial Building
This building was erected by the Lincoln Farm Association from funds obtained by popular subscription, mostly by American school children. The building, designed by John Russell Pope, was constructed 1909-1911 of Connecticut pink granite and Tennessee marble.
Each of the 56 steps to the Memorial Building represents a year of Lincoln's life. The 16 ceiling rosettes symbolize Lincoln as having been 16th President of the United States.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education.
Location. 37° 31.847′ N, 85° 44.234′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Farm Road (Kentucky Route 31E). Marker is on the grounds of The Lincoln Birthplace National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sinking Spring (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (a few steps from this marker); The Boundary Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); An Enduring SymbolAn Idyllic Frontier Scene (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Lincoln Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site - Sinking Spring Farm. Abraham Lincoln Online website entry (Submitted on January 2, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.