Washington, Illinois: Giant Lincoln and Perry Como

Mega-Abe, Pennsylvania crooner Perry Como, and the Gettysburg Address -- it makes sense, kind of, in its original life-size sculpture in Gettysburg, but it's very confusing anywhere else (especially at 31 feet tall). This big version moves around, and arrived on this spot in Nov. 2020.

Address:
200 N. Wilmor Rd, Washington, IL
Directions:
Northwest of downtown. From US-24 BUS/Peoria St. turn north at the stoplight onto N. Wilmor Rd. Drive two blocks. You'll see the statues on the left, next to the Fire Dept.
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Washington, Illinois - Giant Abe, Perry Como, Honesty
Giant Abe Lincoln and Perry Como: Built in 2014, a 31-foot-tall statue of Abe Lincoln and Perry Como has gradually made its way westward, from New Jersey to Ohio to Indiana to Illinois. [11/02/2016] Complete Story...

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Como, Lincoln.

Giant Lincoln and Perry Como

The sculpture is on the backside of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

[Kevin Stearns, 09/22/2017]

Giant Lincoln and Perry Como.

Giant Lincoln and Perry Como

I spent the weekend in Chicago following the World Series win, and got to see the sculpture with the Cubs shirt on!

[Mallory Billings, 11/17/2016]

Perry Como and Abe Lincoln.

Return Visit: Lincoln and Perry Como

The sculpture, "Return Visit," is in front of the Miami County courthouse building.

[Peggy Olmstead, 06/09/2015]

Seward Johnson's 30-foot-tall bronze of Lincoln (and a Perry Como-like guy), was originally in New Jersey; then in Troy, Ohio, in 2015; then in Crown Point, Indiana, in 2016; then moved to Chicago for 2017. The sculpture is a giant version of a this one in Gettysburg, PA.

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