Seated Lincoln

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This article is about the Abraham Lincoln statue in Newark, New Jersey. For the Abraham Lincoln statue in Chicago, see Abraham Lincoln: The Head of State.
Seated Lincoln
Essex Co Court Seated Lincoln jeh.jpg
Seated Lincoln is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Seated Lincoln
Seated Lincoln is located in New Jersey
Seated Lincoln
Seated Lincoln is located in USA
Seated Lincoln
Location Jct. of Springfield and Market Sts., Essex County Courthouse Plaza, Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′13″N 74°10′40″W / 40.73694°N 74.17778°W / 40.73694; -74.17778Coordinates: 40°44′13″N 74°10′40″W / 40.73694°N 74.17778°W / 40.73694; -74.17778
Area less than one acre
Built 1911
Architect Borglum, Gutzon
Architectural style Monument/Sculpture
MPS Public Sculpture in Newark MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000303[1]
NJRHP # 2805[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 30, 1995
Designated NJRHP February 15, 1995

Seated Lincoln is a memorial sculpture by Gutzon Borglum located next to the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seated at one end of a bench was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on Memorial Day 1911.[3]

The work was funded by a $25,000 bequest by Newark businessman Amos Hoagland Van Horn, who also funded Borglum's Wars of America monument, also located in Newark.[4]It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1995.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 18. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ Parisi, Albert J. (March 22, 1987). "STATUE GETS HELP OFFER". The New York Times. Retrieved June 19, 2010. The museum's request was simple and to the point, said Mr. Martin: It offered to completely restore the pitted, green-tinged statue free 'if we would allow the museum to cast a copy of the statue, which in turn would go on display at the base of Mount Rushmore.' 
  4. ^ Bullard, F. Lauriston, Lincoln in Marble and Bronze, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1952 p.214-215