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JEB Stuart Monument

Monument Avenue

Take a stroll down Richmond's Monument Avenue

With its stunning architecture and beautiful foliage, no trip to the Richmond Region is complete without a drive or walk down this landmark boulevard, which is the only street in America listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Monument Ave. memorializes Virginia natives such as Robert E. Lee. Lee's statue was the first monument erected. In May, 1890 at its unveiling, there were an estimated 100,000 people in attendance.

Monument Avenue is the site of several annual events including the Monument Avenue 10K race and Easter of Parade. Also visit the Virginia Center for Architecture on Monument Ave., a Tudor Revival mansion designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, most known for designing the National Archives building and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.



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