Abraham Lincoln Statue (1961) / Lincoln High School (1924)

© Photographed December 19, 2015
A gift of the Class of 1961
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

The statue of Abraham Lincoln is located at Lincoln High School at the southernmost end of 8th Street, south of its intersection with Columbus Street, at 1433 South 8th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220.

Wikipedia: Lincoln High School
The original building was finished in 1923, making Lincoln High School the oldest standing public high school in the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Society: Architecture and History Inventory
1438 South 8th Street, Manitowoc County, Manitowoc
Historic Name: Lincoln High School
Reference Number: 57379
Year Built: 1924
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
Architect: Perkins, Hamilton and Fellows
Additional Information:
Lincoln High School is a very good example of the Collegiate Gothic style as applied to a public school. The main building is three stories in height with a gable roof. False gables ends are found along the front facade, The main entrance features three arched doorways. The entire composition is capped by a four story bell tower topped with carved stone ornaments.

The beautifully maintained school sits on top of Roeffs' Hill on the south side of the City of Manitowoc and is a distinct visual landmark in the area. It was designed by a forerunner of Perkin and Will, a nationally known architectural firm in 1919 under the name Perkins, Hamilton and Fellows. It is the finest example of their style in the City and significant as such.
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The beautiful Gothic Revival architecture of Lincoln High School.

Lincoln High School (January 1, 2015)
Photo by Asher Heimermann.
This work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

With the Manitowoc County Courthouse visible in the distance (to the left).

The statue was a gift of the Class of 1961.

The school flag.

Lincoln High School is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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