Design adopted by the Lincoln Memorial Commission on the site of Potomac Park, near the River on the area of the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Design by Mr. Henry Bacon. It is a monumental structure, standing in a broad plain, surrounded by amphitheater of hills. Stature of Lincoln is in the center of Memorial, while smaller halls at each side of central space contain second inaugural and Gettysburg addresses. surrounding the walls, incasing these memorials is a colonnade of 36 columns for each of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.