Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Abraham Lincoln Monument

architect

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (sculptor), Stanford White (architect) of McKim, Mead & White

location

Lincoln Park at North Dearborn Parkway

date

1887

style

Beaux-Arts

construction

Stone

type

Monument
 
 
 
   
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.

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