What material was used to build Lincoln Memorial?

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The Lincoln Memorial is constructed of five kinds of stone.  One of the kinds of stone is Indiana limestone.  Another type of stone is something called Yule Marble.  This second kind of stone comes from quarries in Colorado.  A third type of stone used is pink Tennesse marble.  A fourth kind of stone used (for the statue of Lincoln) is marble from Georgia.  Finally, there is granite that comes from the state of Massachusetts.

The Lincoln Memorial was authorized by Congress soon after Lincoln's death (authorized in 1867).  However, it was not actually started in 1914.  It took the builders 8 years to complete it and the memorial was dedicated in 1922.


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