Robert E Lee Statue

Robert E Lee Statue

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Monument Avenue is concidered one of the greatest all time examples of American city planning. The Original Portion was designed in 1890 following the completion of the Robert E Lee Statue. The Robert E lee Statue Was Designed by Antonin Mercie. The Cornerstone was layed in 1887, and THe statue Was completed in 1890. Just after completion, A harsh recession struck the country, and few houses were built in the area untill 1900. The Monuments and monument avenue have been home to many lost cause parades, but in recent decades, the Avenue has hosted the yearly Monument Avenue 10k which gets over 40,000 participants a year, and the Easter Parade. Monument avenue became the only street to be a National Historic Landmark in 1997. #Avenue #Boulevard #E_Lee #Edwardian #Equestrian #Historic #Landmark #Monument #Richmond #Robert #Statue #VA
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