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Saint Gaudens Statue in Grant Park

Just south of the Chicago Art Institute off Michigan Avenue you can see another bronze Abraham Lincoln statue by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was given to the city of Chicago by John Crerar, who left a $100,000 bequest in 1889 to construct a Lincoln statue.

Saint-Gaudens took 12 years to complete the seated figure, but it was not unveiled until 1926, more than 20 years afterward. Architect Stanford White designed the semi-circular site, built on land reclaimed from Lake Michigan.

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