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3100 Block Monument Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA



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HB1187333
Looking Northwest At Maury Monument And Both Sides Of Block

HB1187334
Looking West At Maury Monument And Lord Fairfax Apartments On South Side Of Block.

HB1187335
Looking Southeast At South Side Of Block

HB1187336
Looking West On South Side Of Block

HB1187337
Looking Northwest At Maury Monument And North Side Of Block

HB1187338
Looking Northwest 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-1310
National Register Number: 90002098
Significance: In the 1920s, long after the city straightened Monument Avenue and extended it to Roseneath Road, the first houses were built on the 3100 block between Belmont and Cleveland streets. The statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury was unveiled after the blocks were nearly complete, in 1929. The Matthew Fontaine Maury Association, backed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, laid the cornerstone for a memorial to the commodore on June 22, 1922, at the intersection of Belmont and Monument avenues; the monument, sculpted by Richmonder F. William Sievers, was unveiled on Armistice Day, November 11, 1929. The triangular configuration of the south side of the block is a direct result of the extension of Monument at the point where West Franklin veers south. Because the lots on the south side were originally platted to face perpendicular to Franklin, they now front Monument at an angle. However, unlike those lots on the 3000 block, these share a consistent width (just over 26') and developmental history. On the north side are some of the most generous lots on the avenue, and the houses include at least four designed by W. Duncan Lee (Nos. 3100, 3114, 3142, and 3170).

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT MAURY MONUMENT AND BOTH SIDES OF BLOCK. LORD FAIRFAX APARTMENTS ON LEFT. 3102 ON FAR RIGHT.
2. LOOKING WEST AT MAURY MONUMENT AND LORD FAIRFAX APARTMENTS ON SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK.
3. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 3133 ON RIGHT, 3131 TO LEFT OF IT.
4. LOOKING WEST ON SOUTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 3119 ON FAR LEFT, 3121 NOT VISIBLE, 3123 (PAINTED WHITE) TO RIGHT OF IT.
5. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT MAURY MONUMENT AND NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 3100 ON RIGHT, 3102 LEFT OF IT.
6. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK. 3104 (WHITE) ON RIGHT, 3114 IN CENTER.
View looking northwest (duplicate of HABS No. VA-1310-5)
Closer view looking northwest (duplicate of HABS No. VA-1310-6)


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