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2300 Block Monument Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA



B&W Photos

HB1187177
Looking Southwest At South Side Of Block

HB1187178
Looking Southwest At South Side Of Block

HB1187179
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187180
Looking Southwest At South Side Of Block

HB1187181
Looking East At South Side Of Block

HB1187182
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187183
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187184
Looking North At 2304.

HB1187185
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187186
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187187
Looking Northeast At North 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-1303
National Register Number: 90002098
Significance: The 2300 block of Monument Avenue is bounded by Strawberry Street (formerly Addison) on the east and Davis Avenue (formerly Cedar) on the west. This block has fewer buildings and wider lots than most other blocks on the avenue, giving it a greater sense of space, especially on the south side, where lots are typically twice and sometimes as much as three times the width of lots on the north side of the block. All nineteen of the buildings on this block are single-family houses. At the intersection of Monument and Davis avenues is the monument to Jefferson Davis, a grand Beaux Arts endeavor. A giant column surmounted by the allegorical figure Vindicatrix is framed by a Doric colonnade; the statue of Davis is overwhelmed. Richmond sculptor Edward V. Valentine designed the two figures, while local architect W.C. Noland was responsible for the elaborate setting. The site was chosen nearly a year after the design was accepted in November 1903. The statue was unveiled in June 1907.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. CANNON IN MEDIAN STRIP IN FOREGROUND, DAVIS MONUMENT IN BACKGROUND.
2. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2301 ON LEFT.
3. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2307 ON RIGHT, 2309 ON LEFT.
4. LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2319 ON LEFT, 2325 ON RIGHT.
5. LOOKING EAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2319 ON RIGHT.
6. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2327 ON RIGHT, 2325 IN CENTER.
7. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2325 ON RIGHT, 2319 IN CENTER.
8. LOOKING NORTH AT 2304.
9. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2312 ON RIGHT, 2314 IN CENTER.
10. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2338 IN CENTER, 2340 ON LEFT.
11. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2340 ON LEFT, 2338 IN CENTER.
View looking northwest (duplicate of HABS No. VA-1303-9)


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