This week's Ghostsofdc, a history blog, dug up some incredible alternate designs for the Lincoln Memorial. Here are the seven they found.
Since Lincoln is considered savior of the slaves, an ecclesiastical-feeling memorial may have been appropriate. One nickname for Lincoln is actually, "The Great Liberator."
This idea isn't actually too far off from the original. That is except for the complete roundness of the structure, and those really bubbly fountains.
Cute, but the design is so 14th century.
So it's a national cauldron?
Also, who else remembers this Disney Channel masterpiece?
Oh, so you fancy huh?
Whip it real good Lincoln.
Giza comes to D.C. (or Lincoln was a Mason...)