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Henry Bacon

Architect Henry Bacon

Profession: Architect

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best remembered for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (built 1915–1922), which was his final project.

Born: November 28, 1866
Birthplace: Watseka, Illinois, USA
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: February 17, 1924 (aged 57)

Historical Events

  • 1914-02-12 Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • 1922-05-30 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000

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