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Lincoln Logs Creator: John Lloyd Wright


Maryn Wheeler


Lincoln Logs have been a classic childhood toy since their conception in 1916. While working on the Imperial Hotel in Japan, John Lloyd Wright and his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, created a structure of notched wood beams that locked together to withstand earthquakes. John Lloyd Wright used this inspiration to produce toy construction blocks that were less likely to fall. He named them Lincoln Logs after President Abraham Lincoln’s childhood cabin. Lincoln Logs have remained a staple in American toys for over 100 years.