Statue of Abraham Lincoln

© Photographed August 1 and October 3, 2015
Erected by University of Wisconsin-Madison Class of 1983
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.075318,-89.40387

The statue of Abraham Lincoln is in front of Bascom Hall, at the top of Bascom Hill and is accessible from Lincoln Drive, south of its intersection with Observatory Drive, at 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus is pretty intense. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.





The original of this statue was provided by joint appropriations of the Congress of the United States and the State of Kentucky as a national memorial located in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln's native town. This, the only replica, was granted to this university through the courtesy and cordiality of the State of Kentucky in recognition of the living leadership of Lincoln's spirit to all of our sister states. The setting was provided by the State of Wisconsin
Resolution, Board of Regents, May 10, 1952
This plaque given by the Class of 1983
This replica of the Kentucky statue of Abraham Lincoln was obtained for this university through the efforts of Richard Lloyd Jones, Wisconsin student and founder of the Lincoln Farm Association which built the memorial at Lincoln's birthplace, and through the generosity of the sculptor, Adolph A. Weinman, in freely granting this replica to Wisconsin. The cast and pedestal were the gift of Thomas E. Brittingham, regent and benefactor of the university.
Resolution, Board of Regents, May 10, 1952
This plaque given by the class of 1983







Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com
Lincoln Monument at Entrance to Bascom Hall, U. of W., Madison, Wisconsin
 
Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com
Lincoln Monument
and Main Hall,
U. of W., Madison, Wis.



Looking east into downtown Madison.


The Statue of Abraham Lincoln is located on the UW-Madison campus.

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