Abraham Lincoln, considered by many historians and scholars to have been the greatest U.S. president, would have been 207 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. There certainly haven’t been many with his talent with the written and spoken word.
About this monument which stands near the edge of a large park in downtown Cleveland, a city he visited twice, from the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University:
The original site for the memorial was to be at the intersection of Huron and Euclid in Playhouse Square. But after much debate, the statue ended up on the Mall, in front of the Board of Education building. Cleveland schoolchildren donated pennies and nickels to fund the statue.
The memorial was unveiled with great ceremony on Lincoln’s birthday in 1932 and served as the location for Lincoln’s birthday celebrations for many years afterwards.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 770th straight, was taken on 28 August 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.