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Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Memorial Building

 
 
The Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2005
1. The Memorial Building Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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). Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of The Lincoln Birthplace National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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); Nancy Lincoln Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 400 feet away, measured
The Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2005
2. The Memorial Building
in a direct line); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (approx. 3 miles away); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park website. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Sinking Spring Farm - Lincoln's Birthplace. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Model of Lincoln's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2005
3. Model of Lincoln's Birthplace
Log cabin is located in the Memorial Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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