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2800 & 2900 Blocks Monument Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA



B&W Photos

HB1187279
Looking Northeast At North Side Of Block

HB1187280
Looking Northwest At North Side Of Block

HB1187281
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187282
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-1307
National Register Number: 90002098
Significance: Derived from the Sheppard estate, the first block west of Boulevard gives a different impression of Monument Avenue than those blocks to the east. Boulevard is a dividing line for Monument, not just because it is a major intersecting street that slices through the avenue at an oblique angle, but also because its streetscape presents a different image than the eastern Monument that developed earlier. The block between Boulevard and Sheppard especially marks this new order of Monument Avenue. Although the residential use of the block is in keeping with others along the avenue, 85 percent of all the buildings are apartments. The apartment complexes dominate their lots, leaving little front yard and even less side yard to beautify. As on all of Monument Avenue, the tree-lined median strip provides a grassy retreat to residents of this high-density neighborhood.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2816 ON LEFT, 2812 IN CENTER, 2810 ON RIGHT.
2. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2820 ON RIGHT, 2822 IN CENTER, 2824 ON LEFT.
3. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2805 IN FOREGROUND.
4. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 2907 IN CENTER, 2905 TO LEFT.


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