Take a look and see. This is the view from the top of the Washington Monument in 1912 prior to construction commencing in 1914. The Lincoln Memorial would be dedicated a dozen years after this photograph was taken and Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, would be in attendance.
You can also check out some cool posts on the Lincoln Memorial at Ghosts of DC, like this one from 1917 where the area around it still looks like a swamp. Or this one about the basement in the Lincoln Memorial. Yes, it has a basement.