Lincoln Statue and the Rail Joiner
The statue of Abraham Lincoln was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and dedicated in 1912.
French later completed the statue of the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The statue is one of the few remnants of the second Capitol building in Lincoln and still on its original site,
located at the west entrance of the Capitol.
The Rail Joiner by Louis Slobodkin
The original plan for the Capitol included the broad avenues that lead in all directions
of the building. Facing the west entrance of the Capitol at the opposite end of Lincoln Mall
is a bronze statue of a young Abraham Lincoln. The Rail Joiner welcomes visitors to the Justice
and Law Enforcement Center at 575 S. 10th Street. The original was sculpted by Louis Slobodkin and completed
in the 1930s and is displayed at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The Sheldon Museum of Art
received a plaster cast of the sculpture and the right to reproduce it
. A community-wide effort, including a "Pennies for Lincoln " campaign by Lincoln school children, funded the
placement of the statue
The statue of Abraham Lincoln, sculpted by Daniel Chester French