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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Lincoln Address Memorial
Structure Number:
MN281
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Gettysburg Address Memorial
2. 
Lincoln Speech Memorial
Park:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Park District:
GETC Gettysburg National Cemetery
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Pennsylvania
Structure County:
Adams
Region:
Northeast
Cluster:
Chesapeake
Administrative Unit:
Gettysburg National Military Park
LCS ID:
009950
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
01/23/2004
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
Monument to celebrate Gettysburg address, placed near site of original Cemetery Summer House. Located in National Cemetery, but not placed at site of original oration due to location of Soldier's National Monument, but is w/in 300' +/-.
Long Significance Description:
Gettysburg National Military Park is the site of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and the commemoration of the great battle by Civil War veterans. The Civil War had a dramatic impact on the political and social evolution of the United States. The Battle of Gettysburg has national significance for its impact upon the Confederate war strategy and for its role in the ultimate preservation of the Union. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not conclude the Civil War, the three-day struggle on the ridges and valleys in and around the small agricultural village brought it to world attention and lasting notoriety. It ended slavery and defined the meaning of freedom, citizenship and equality for all Americans.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1912
AD


Bush-Brown, Henry K.
Sculptor
2. 
Preserved
1992
AD
1993
AD
NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Primary Current Use:
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Outdoor Sculpture
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Substructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Granite
3. 
Superstructure
Bronze
Short Physical Description:
Mn has truncated obelisks flanking a central slab that back a bronze Lincoln bust mounted on a pedestal. Central slab and obelisks joined by elliptical grainte walls that contain frieze w/relief of 5 pointed stars and battle-axes. Bronze tablets mounted on elliptical walls. 22'L x 8' H.
Long Physical Description:
Erected on January 24, 1912 on the south side of the Cemetery, this eight-foot monument celebrates the Gettysburg Address. It has truncated obelisks flanking a central granite slab that back a bronze Lincoln bust mounted on a pedestal. The central slab and obelisks are joined by elliptical granite walls on which are mounted bronze tablets inscribed with the Gettysburg Address and David Wills' invitation to Lincoln to attend the cemetery dedication. The flanking walls contain a frieze with a relief of five-pointed stars and battle-axes. The bronze Lincoln bust was designed and sculptured by Henry K. Bush-Brown.

Bronze tablets inscribed w/Gettysburg Address and David Willis' invitation to Lincoln to attend cemetery dedication mounted on walls.