Nov 9



The Lincoln Sitting on a Bench Statue is now in place at the new Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, underneath the white tent. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.

Landscaping work continues on the Lincoln Statue Plaza at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. The dedication day is November 19, 2009, the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.



We’ll take a walk around the new Lincoln plaza area, first as we approach from parking lot #1. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Here’s the same view taken the next day, but there is a difference. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.



The final shipment of sod arrived and was installed Saturday morning and early afternoon. So some of the pictures taken this weekend were taken before the sod was installed, and some afterwards. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Landscape work is occurring on both sides of the sidewalk. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



On the right or east side of the main sidewalk most of the landscaping appears to be completed. This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Here’s the front of the Visitor Center before the grass was installed… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



…and after. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.



Our primary focus will be over to the right. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Here’s the Lincoln Sitting Statue Plaza Area. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Some large rocks were brought in from somewhere. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



The Lincoln statue was brought in this week and wenched into its spot on the bench. It now awaits its unveiling underneath the tent. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



This is the direction from which one will enter the plaza. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



Of course this area is now protected by the fence. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2009.



The next three photographs were taken from inside the Visitor Center lobby. This view was taken facing south at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.



Nice lawn. This view was taken facing south at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.



This should be a much nicer place for holding special events/programs. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:15 AM on Sunday, November 8, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Gettysburg Land of Lincoln Likenesses on October 10, 2009.
Work on Lincoln Statue Plaza Continues at Gettysburg National Military Park VC on October 31, 2009.


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