The Lincoln Memorial

1914 – The Groundbreaking Of The Lincoln Memorial

On February 12, 1914, the same day as Lincoln’s birthday in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1809, construction of the Lincoln Memorial was began after the groundbreaking was held. A year later, on the same day, the cornerstone of the memorial was placed. By May 1915, the sub-foundation and the foundation of the memorial, which lay on drained and filled land, was completed.