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2700 Block Monument Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA



B&W Photos

HB1187256
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187257
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187258
Looking Northeast At North Side Of Block

HB1187259
Looking Southeast At Jackson Monument And South Side Of Block

HB1187260
Looking Southeast 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-1306
National Register Number: 90002098
Significance: The 2700 block of Monument is the last section of the street before Boulevard, the largest street intersecting Monument Avenue. The equestrian statue of Stonewall Jackson stands in the center of this crossing. Designed by Richmond sculptor F. William Sievers, the statue was unveiled in October 1919. Boulevard cuts through Monument at an oblique angle, creating awkwardly shaped corners. On the north side, corner lots are not oriented to the intersection while on the south side, the corner is simply part of the First Baptist Church grounds. Originally the last section of the Branch estate, the 2700 block was subject to the Branch building and ownership covenants. The lot sizes between Mulberry and Boulevard on the north side now range in width from 36' to 94'; the south side is devoted entirely to the First Baptist Church. Like many blocks to the east on Monument Avenue, the houses here represent various attitudes toward urban street life, with an emphasis on more suburban examples at the western end. Unlike many blocks, the progression from east to west between Mulberry Street and Boulevard is fairly consistent, and divides nicely into chronological and stylistic sections, moving from 1908 at Mulberry to the late 1920s near Boulevard.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2700 ON FAR RIGHT.
2. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2702 IN CENTER. 2704 TO LEFT.
3. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2710 ON LEFT, 2708 TO RIGHT OF IT.
4. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT JACKSON MONUMENT AND SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN BACKGROUND.
5. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.


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