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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Plaza
Structure Number:
ABLI-04
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Structure State:
Kentucky
Structure County:
Larue
Region:
Southeast
Cluster:
Appalachian
Administrative Unit:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
LCS ID:
090080
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Determined Eligible - SHPO
National Register Date:
07/31/2008
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
The Memorial Plaza, laid out by the War Department, contributes to the nationally significant theme of Lincoln commemoration under NR Criterion A and the locally significant theme of architecture under NR Critierion 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
1933
CE
War Department
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Plaza/Public Space (Square)
Primary Current Use:
Plaza/Public Space (Square)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Grounds/Landscape
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Concrete
2. 
Superstructure
Earth
3. 
Substructure
Stone
Short Physical Description:
The geometrically ordered rectangular plaza lies in a flat basin at the foot of the Memorial Building and steps. It contains two cross-axial concrete walks that meet at a central flagstaff. A stone wall/bench terminates the shorter NW-SE axis.