An American Monument
to Surpass the Pyramids

An Article on the New Plans for Stone Mountain
Memorial
BY AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN Sculptor of the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association

This pamphlet describes in detail Lukeman's vision for the memorial. Even more extravagant than Borglum's, his design added a tremendous reflecting pool at the base of the carving and a gigantic Memorial Hall to be carved into the mountain underneath the the central sculpture group. Reflecting the dominant influence of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in formulating plans for the memorial, Lukeman intended to dedicate Memorial Hall to the women of the Confederacy. Lukeman's proposed addiitons to Borglum's design--the pool, the Hall, and a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier--demonstrate a commitment to expand the park's physical plant. However, at this date, the expansion follows the original, exclusively Confederate vision.
A Heinous Graphic of Lukeman's Bold Designs
Introduction
Enduring Quality of Monument
Description of Carving Process
Plans for Memorial Hall
Conclusion

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