Did You Know: The Lincoln Memorial Has a Basement

We were unaware. This is pretty cool, and it would be so cool to check it out. Have any GoDCers been lucky enough to visit the basement of the Lincoln Memorial?

Basement below north terrace, looking west. 15 July 1992. - Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Basement below north terrace, looking west. 15 July 1992. – Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Source: Library of Congress

Basement below east terraces. 3 June 1991. - Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Basement below east terraces. 3 June 1991. – Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Source: Library of Congress

Basement below east terraces. 3 June 1991. - Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Basement below east terraces. 3 June 1991. – Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Source: Library of Congress

 

More from Ghosts of DC

Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Crazy Flood of 1923

In April 1923 there was a major flood in DC. Here is a photo of the aftermath and a streetcar that’s seen better days. Source:

looking north on 9th St. NW in 1915 (Shorpy)

Old Photo Friday: 9th St. NW in 1915

These high-resolution photos continue to amaze me with their details. This one is from 1915, showing some activity on 9th St. NW, near downtown. The