National Geographic : 1915 Mar
From the original rendering byB. B.Long VIEW OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL FACING TOWARD WASHINGTON MONUMENT The Lincoln Memorial will be the costliest monument to the memory of one man ever reared by a republic. The Capitol, at one end ofthe great parkway stretching from Capitol Hill to the Potomac, is a monument to the Government; the Lincoln Memorial, atthe other end ofthat parkway is a monument to the savior of that Government; and the Washington Monument, standing between, is amonument toits founder. The Memorial will stand on a broad terrace 45 feet above grade. The colonnade will be 188 feet long and 118 feet wide, and will contain 36columns, 44feet high and 7 feet 5 inches in diameter at the base. Within the interior of the structure will be three halls. In the central hall, which will be60feet wide, 70long and 60 high, there will be a noble statue of Lincoln, while in the two side halls will be bronze tabletscontaining the Great Emancipator's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg speech. Henry Bacon is the architect of the Memorial, which willbecompleted intwo years.