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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Sinking Spring Entrance and Drain
Structure Number:
ABLI-03
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Kentucky
Structure County:
Larue
Region:
Southeast
Cluster:
Appalachian
Administrative Unit:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
LCS ID:
021026
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
12/13/1977
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
The sinking spring and its access features contribute to the nationally significant theme of Lincoln commemoration under NR Criterion A and the locally significant theme of architecture under NR Criterion C.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year CE/BCE
End Year
End Year CE/BCE
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1929
CE
1930
CE
War Department
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Access/Egress
Primary Current Use:
Access/Egress
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Water Storage Facility
Current
2. 
Water Storage Facility
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Grounds/Landscape
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Limestone
2. 
Substructure
Concrete
3. 
Superstructure
Metal
Short Physical Description:
Three limestone 8-step runs with flagstone landings, flanked by coursed limestone walls, lead to spring. Spring pool is visible through a circular hole in flagstone paving and is sheltered by a natural rock ledge. Stone benches and a metal rail.