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Monument Avenue Historic District

Richmond, VA, USA

Richmond's Grandest Thoroughfare

A stroll, run, or drive along Monument Avenue is an essential Richmond experience. The broad thoroughfare, divided by a shady median, is lined with early 20th-century mansions, townhouses, and apartment buildings. The street’s statues of Confederate heroes Lee, Davis, Jackson, and Stuart have recently stirred controversy, with monuments to Matthew Fontaine Maury ("Pathfinder of the Seas") and Richmond-born tennis great Arthur Ashe providing some balance.