Adopt a Monument

Restoring Historic Treasures

Seventeen historic monuments and four fountains grace Lincoln Park The Conservancy’s Adopt-a-Monument program was started in 1984 to assist the Chicago Park District with the restoration of these artistic and historic treasures through the support of our generous donors. To date, we have restored two fountains (Eli Bates and Standing Girl) and three statues (William Shakespeare, Alexander Hamilton, and Standing Lincoln). The latter, one of the few of Abraham Lincoln in a standing pose, was restored in conjunction with the construction of a large garden and promenade that connects the monument to the surrounding park and North Avenue. Last restored in 1989, the Lincoln Monument and Gardens needs refurbishment and enhancements. 

With our Chicago Park District partners, the Conservancy plans to develop a new master plan for the site in mid2023-early 2024 including robust community and stakeholder engagement, repairs to the statue, re-envisioning and replanting of the gardens, repairs to the promenade pavers and benches and the curation and installation of interpretive panels to examine the legacy of Lincoln in a more contemporary context. Once completed, the Conservancy will manage the fundraising for and implementation of the master plan. 

Would you like to Adopt a Monument?

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(773) 883-PARK


A Signal of Piece (1889) by Cyrus Edwin Dallin
Standing Lincoln (1887) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens – Adopted/Renovation Completed 1989
Alexander Hamilton (1952) by John Angel – Adopted/Renovation Completed 2018
Benjamin Franklin (1896) by Richard Henry Park
Dr. Jose Rizal (1999) by Antonio T. Mondejar
Emanuel Swedenborg (1924) by Adolff Johnson
General Philip Henry Sheridan (1923) by Gutzon Borglum
Greene Vardiman Black (1918) by Frederick Cleveland Hibbard
Hans Christian Andersen (1896) by Johannes (John) Gelert
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1886) by Ernst Bilhauer Rau
John Peter Altgeld (1915) by Gutzon Borglum
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1913) by Herman Hahn
Richard Oglesby (1919) by Leonard Crunelle
Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1889) by Count Jacques de La Laing
The Alarm (1884) by John J. Boyle
Ulysses S. Grant (1891) by Louis T. Rebisso
William Shakespeare (1893) by William Ordway Partridge – Adopted/Renovation Completed 1989


The Chess Pavilion
Chicago Fire Relic
City Hall Relic
Couch Tomb
Cummings Playground Art
Curve XXII
Kwa-Ma-Rolas (Totem Pole)
Margate Park Playground Art
Putnam Chain
Roscoe Playground Art

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