Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS Memorial Building Historic Structure Report

The Memorial Building, designed by John Russell Pope, was constructed between 1909 and 1911 by the Lincoln Farm Association. The cornerstone was laid by President Theodore Roosevelt on February 12, 1909, Lincoln's 100th birthday; the Building was dedicated by President Taft on November 9, 1911. Following the donation, to the federal government in 1916, the memorial was managed by the War Department until 1933 and then by the National Park Service. The park was designated a National Historic Site in 1959. The Historic Structure Report permits park managers to make informed decisions on the maintenance and perseveration on the Memorial Building.