Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln Monument
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor
Stanford White, architect
One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America’s sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking Lincoln-–depicted deep in thought as he is about to begin a speech-–with a Classical style architectural setting. It is the work of two nationally-important American designers and is widely considered to be the most significant nineteenth-century sculpture of Lincoln.
Designated on December 12, 2001
Richard M. Daley
Erected 2001 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 54.751′ N, 87° 37.809′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from West LaSalle Drive 0.1 miles east of North Stockton Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in Lincoln Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Couch Tomb (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catholic Cemetery Couch Tomb (about 500 feet away); Potter's Field (about 500 feet away); Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); Second City (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Gerber House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Augustus Saint-Gaudens - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Stanford White - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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