Lincoln Plaza Design & Interpretive Plan

Peekskill, NY

Applied Expertise

  • Waterfronts
  • Visioning
  • Public Involvement
  • Urban Design
  • Interpretive Planning

OVERVIEW

Lincoln Plaza is a signature outdoor museum located on Peekskill’s scenic Hudson River waterfront. The site is rich in history and the interpretive program includes: a revolutionary war encampment, the beginning of the Underground Railroad and visits by Abraham Lincoln on his inaugural journey and later on a funeral train returning to Springfield, Illinois.

The master plan transforms the plaza into an outdoor museum that also functions as the forecourt to the Lincoln Depot Museum. The project is a major component in downtown revitalization and the effort to re-establish the link between downtown and its waterfront. In addition to the outdoor displays the design includes: an outdoor classroom, a Visitor Center, a pedestrian railroad overpass and the naturalization of an adjacent brook. Numerous displays were designed with sculptures, overlooks and interpretive panels for visitors, local residents and school groups.

AWARDS

2011 Merit Award of Achievement - Unbuilt Design, NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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