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Lincoln Memorial


The Lincoln Memorial was completed in 1917. Inspired by the designs of Greek temples, there are 36 columns representing the number of states in the union at the time of Lincoln's death. Two murals by Jules Guerin and the famous seated statue of Abraham Lincoln are found inside the building.

Fun Fact: The statue of Lincoln was carved from 28 blocks of white Georgia marble.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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