Chicago Landmarks

Abraham Lincoln Monument

Overall     Address: Lincoln Park at North Dearborn Parkway
Year Built: 1887
Architect: Augustus Saint-Gaudens , Stanford White
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 12, 2001

Monument in park setting One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America's sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking Lincoln depicted deep in thought as he is about to begin a speech with a Classical-style architectural setting. It is the work of two nationally-important American designers and is widely considered to be the most significant nineteenth-century sculpture of Lincoln.