Abraham Lincoln statue - Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Quick Description: Abe Lincoln is portrayed in a simplified silhouette, steel sculpture standing on the steps south of the railroad station in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Designed and fabricated by The Steel Yard, it commemorates his campaign visit to the city in 1860.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2021 4:45:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM14G93
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Abraham Lincoln is portrayed in a simplified silhouette, steel sculpture standing on the steps south of the railroad station in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Designed and fabricated by The Steel Yard, it commemorates his campaign visit to the city in 1860.

The artwork is an angular cut-out silhouette of Mr. Lincoln, made from flat steel panels finished with black powder coat for durability. The geometric shapes device is continued by varying the opening's width -- wider in the front to thinner at the back. Historical text in white letters along the inner surface of torso's right plate reads:

Abraham Lincoln
16th US President: 1860-1865

Born February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in
Hardin, Kentucky (now Larue, Kentucky).

On March 8, 1860, Edward Harris,
Woonsocket's most prominent industrialist,
abolitionist, and philanthropist
invited Mr. Lincoln to speak
in Woonsocket at Harris Institute Hall,
located in today's city hall.

At this location, Lincoln disembarked from
the train and entered the town before
speaking at Harris Institute. He stayed
overnight at Harris' mansion, "Oakley,"
in the North End of Woonsocket.

President Lincoln died April 15, 1865 in
Washington, DC, assassinated by
John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre
on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.

Fast Facts:

  • Designed and Fabricated by: The Steel Yard in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Height: 7 feet
  • Weight: 400 pounds
  • Material: Powder coated steel
  • Cost: $10,000
  • Funding: $8500 (base price) via the Rhode Island Foundation; $1500 (powder coating) via The City of Woonsocket
  • Unveiled: July 24, 2019
  • Location: One Depot Square, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Sources:

    The Valley Breeze, "New statue commemorates Lincoln’s visit 159 years ago", July 31, 2019

    The Call, "Sculpture Unveiled Wednesday", July 25, 2019

  • Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

    Property Type: Public

    Date of Event: March 8, 1860

    Location Notes:
    The statue is installed on a landing midway up a set of stairs at One Depot Square, but not handicap accessible. Public parking is available along Main Street.


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