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Macomb, Illinois: Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

A 16-foot-high minimalist-rock head of Abe Lincoln, with stovepipe hat, has a beard of live plants and, in warm weather, flowers. Unveiled in August 2020 for the town centennial.

232 E. Jackson St., Macomb, IL
Downtown, on the north side of E. Jackson St., a half-block east of the town's courthouse square.
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Living Lincoln Topiary Monument.

Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

A bit out of the way, but we were excited when we found him!

[Sharynch, 08/29/2023]

Topiary beard Lincoln.

Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

The Living Lincoln Topiary Monument is a 16-foot-high bust of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Made of cast stone and steel, it has a topiary feature in which the 16th President's beard consist of living flowering plants and greenery, making it the only sculpture of its kind in the world!

[Jock Hedblade, 07/13/2022]
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