Chicago is known as the Land of Lincoln, so it is just fitting that it is also home to the oldest Lincoln Monument there is. The one that is currently located at 2200 North Stockton Drive, Chicago is built in the 19th century, around 1884 to 1887, showing Lincoln as a young man, before he became a part of the American history.
The Lincoln Monument was made by Augustus Saint Gaudens. The work?s title is Abraham Lincoln: The Man, but some also call it as Standing Lincoln. It was made in the same proportions as Lincoln, six feet and four inches in height.
Unveiled and dedicated in October 1887, the Lincoln Monument received wide acclaim and even proved to be the most popular statue of the man in all of America.