Cobblestoned Monument Avenue is the only street in the country declared a national historic site. This is a favorite local ... More
Cobblestoned Monument Avenue is the only street in the country declared a national historic site. This is a favorite local spot for talking a walk. After the Civil War, statues were erected on Monument Avenue to honor Confederate heroes. These include Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army, and General "Stonewall" Jackson, so called because he rode upon his horse immovable and expressionless as a stone wall. To better illustrate Richmond's cultural diversity, a statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native, was added in 1996.
A walk along this magnificent avenue should be on everyones must see list of Richmond. When the statue of Lee was unveiled 150,000 people were present. This is part of American history and it should hopefully make some people want to learn more about who they were. Be sure to bring your camera.
I would say if you are under 10-years-old or never graduated from the 6th grade this maybe boring, otherwise enjoy.
Living on Monument Ave makes you feel safe and secure. Waking up with the green canopy of trees along the boulevard makes one feel as if you are not in the city anymore. One down fall is the loud sirens, due to the nature of a big throughway.
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who became famous dancing in movies with child star Shirley Temple, invented many new tap steps that
continue to influence dancers today. Richmond celebrates its native son with a statue of him dancing. The statue stands ...
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this Classic Revival building was modeled after a Roman temple. It was completed in 1788 and
is the second oldest capitol in continuous use in the country. The focal point of the building is the ...
It is easy to get happily lost in the vast collections of the Library of Virginia. The building contains 83
million manuscripts and more than a million books, periodicals, newspapers, prints, photographs and maps. The items in the rare ...