The Lincoln Memorial was built by architect Henry Bacon modeled the memorial in the style of a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincolnís death. It blends stone from various states: white Colorado marble for the exterior, Indiana limestone for the interior walls, pink Tennessee marble for the floor, and Alabama marble for the ceiling. Daniel Chester French, the leading American sculptor of the day, created the famous statue of Lincoln which dominates the interior. Above the statue are the word : "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of the Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."

Abraham Lincoln memorial