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.

Address:
232 E. Jackson St., Macomb, IL
Directions:
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

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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