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Other Proposed Designs for the Lincoln Memorial

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.

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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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