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John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Pyramid with Porticoes Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912

Lincoln Memorial Was Almost A Pyramid

In 1912, these designs were proposed for the new Lincoln Memorial. They were never built.
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These are amazing. This is a series of images depicting alternate versions of the proposed Lincoln Memorial. These we all designed in 1912.

We dug these up at the National Archives.

John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Monument to Abraham Lincoln , 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Monument to Abraham Lincoln , 1912
John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Ziggurat Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Ziggurat Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Mayan Temple Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Mayan Temple Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
Henry Bacon’s Competition Proposal for a Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
Henry Bacon’s Competition Proposal for a Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Circular Colonnade Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Circular Colonnade Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Circular Ziggurat Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Circular Ziggurat Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope's Competition Proposal for a Pyramid with Porticoes Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912
John Russell Pope’s Competition Proposal for a Pyramid with Porticoes Style Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1912

Check out the rest of them here.

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