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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Building the Lincoln Tomb

 
 
Building the Lincoln Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Building the Lincoln Tomb Marker
Inscription.  On April 24, 1865, several associates of Abraham Lincoln formed the National Lincoln Monument Association to raise funds for and build a fitting memorial over the president's grave. An 1868 competition chose the monument design of sculptor Larking G. Mead, Jr. A year later the association had raised more than $170,000 in donations, and construction began. President Ulysses S. Grant dedicated the tomb on October 15, 1874. The monument association managed the tomb until 1895, when the last of the members deeded the structure to the State of Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1893.
 
Location. 39° 49.378′ N, 89° 39.346′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from Monument Avenue 0.3 miles from West Oak Ridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
Lincoln Tomb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. Lincoln Tomb Monument
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this postal address: 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temporary Tombs (here, next to this marker); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Some Exterior Features (a few steps from this marker); Reconstruction and Renovation (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (a few steps from this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
The Emancipation Proclamation image. Click for full size.
By Sean Jones, January 9, 2020
3. The Emancipation Proclamation
On the monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 9, 2020.

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