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1600 Block Monument Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA



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B&W Photos

HB1187045
Looking Northwest At Stuart Monument And Stuart Court Apartments.

HB1187046
Looking West At Stuart Monument And Stuart Court Apartments.

HB1187047
Looking West At Stuart Monument And North Side Of Block

HB1187048
Looking Southwest At Stuart Monument And First English Lutheran Church.

HB1187049
View West From Stuart Monument To Lee Monument.

HB1187050
Looking East At Lee Monument And Both Sides Of 1600 Block.

HB1187051
Looking Northeast At North Side Of Block

HB1187052
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187053
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block, Closer

HB1187054
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187055
Looking West At North Side Of Block

HB1187056
Looking Northeast At North Side Of Block

HB1187057
Looking Southwest At South Side Of Block

HB1187058
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187059
Looking Southwest At South Side Of Block


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Location
Richmond, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-1299
National Register Number: 90002098
Significance: Between Stuart Circle at Lombardy Street and Lee Circle at Allen Avenue lies the first block of Monument Avenue, anchored on the east by the equestrian statue of J.E.B. Stuart and on the west by the Lee Monument. Designed by French sculptor Jean Antoine Mercie, the statue of Robert E. Lee mounted on his horse, Traveller, sits on an elaborate Beaux-Arts pedestal. Commissioned in 1887, the statue was unveiled in May 1890. As platted on Burgwyn's layout accompanying the 1887 deed to the Lee Monument Association, Monument Avenue's 140' width on this block, contrasting with narrower West Franklin Street, forms a ceremonial approach to the monument. Quadrant lots mark all four corners of the 1600 block, and what was built on each quadrant demonstrates a unique attitude towards its monumental circle.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT STUART MONUMENT AND STUART COURT APARTMENTS.
2. LOOKING WEST AT STUART MONUMENT AND STUART COURT APARTMENTS.
3. LOOKING WEST AT STUART MONUMENT AND NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1612 ON RIGHT.
4. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT STUART MONUMENT AND FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH.
5. VIEW WEST FROM STUART MONUMENT TO LEE MONUMENT.
6. LOOKING EAST AT LEE MONUMENT AND BOTH SIDES OF 1600 BLOCK.
7. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1612 ON LEFT, STUART COURT APARTMENTS IN CENTER, ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN BACKGROUND.
8. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1612 ON FAR RIGHT.
9. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK, CLOSER. 1612 ON RIGHT.
10. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1616 (WITH TOWER) ON RIGHT.
11. LOOKING WEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1620 (LIGHT-COLORED) ON RIGHT, 1622 (WITH TWO-STORY BAY) NEXT TO IT.
12. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1628 ON LEFT.
13. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1617 ON LEFT, GRACE COVENANT CHURCH ON RIGHT.
14. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. GRACE COVENANT CHURCH ON LEFT, 1631 ON RIGHT.
15. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 1631 (PARTIAL) ON LEFT, 1633 IN CENTER.
View looking northwest at the north side of the block (duplicate of HABS No. VA-1299-9)
Closer view of the north side of the block, looking west (duplicate of HABS No. VA-1299-11)


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