Building the Lincoln Tomb

Building the Lincoln Tomb (HMX1Z)

Location: Springfield, IL 62702 Sangamon County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.373', W 89° 39.334'

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On April 24, 1865, several associates of Abraham Lincoln formed the National Lincoln Monument Association to raise funds for and build a fitting memorial over the president's grave. An 1868 competition chose the monument design of sculptor Larking G. Mead, Jr. A year later the association had raised more than $170,000 in donations, and construction began. President Ulysses S. Grant dedicated the tomb on October 15, 1874. the monument association managed the tomb until 1895, when the last of the members deeded the structure to the State of Illinois.
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 272722 N 4411473
Decimal Degrees39.82288333, -89.65556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.373', W 89° 39.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 22.38" N, 89° 39' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 Monument Ave, Springfield IL 62702, US
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