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28/11/1866 Henry Bacon was born

Henry Bacon was an American Beaux-Arts architect who is best remembered for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was his final project. Henry Bacon was born in Watseka, Illinois. He studied briefly at the University of Illinois but left to begin his architectural career as a draftsman.


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