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“Lincoln”

at Liberty Park

Updated December 23, 2009

Lincoln

A sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln has been installed at the main entrance of the Liberty Park Community Center. “Lincoln,” a life-size sculpture created by nationally recognized sculptor Mark Lundeen, depicts the former president sitting on a bench and holding notes from his Second Inaugural Address given on March 4, 1865.

The sculpture is cast in bronze with a patina of various hues of warm bronze accented with golds, reds, browns and blacks. The bench is also cast in bronze and allows the public to sit with the Lincoln sculpture, touch its features and read the notes on the paper. The sculpture has been installed at a level where those with physical challenges can fully experience the features of the sculpture as well.

When Liberty Park was originally dedicated in 1974, it was named to celebrate the patriotism, liberty and rights that Americans enjoy today. It was determined by the Cerritos City Council that a sculpture of President Lincoln, one of the most popular United States presidents, would be a fitting piece of art for Liberty Park.

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