LINCOLN MEMORIAL

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

The Lincoln Memorial was built between 1914 and 1922. Many different stones were used in the memorial. The terrace walls and lower steps were made with granite from Massachusetts. The upper steps, columns, and outside facade were made using marble from Colorado. The interior walls are Indiana limestone (called “Indiana Marble” by many architects). The floor was made using pink marble from Tennessee, and the statue of Lincoln is made from a very bright white marble from Georgia. Each type of stone was selected for its properties along with an effort to utilize stone from many parts of the United States.

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