Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue


Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, VirginiaWHAT: Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

WHERE: Monument and Davis avenues, in the center of the intersection.

ARTIST: Edward V. Valentine.

DEDICATION: June 3, 1907.

DESCRIPTION: A 7 1/2 foot high standing figure of bronze atop a 12 foot granite pedestal. This grouping stands in front of a 67 foot high column on top of which is another Valentine sculpted allegorical figure of the South “Vindicatrix.” The column stands in front center of a semi-circle classical colonnade of 13 Doric columns. William C. Noland of Richmond designed the entire monument.

Close up image of Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Carl Sell on November 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society raised almost $40,000 to restore Jeb Stuart’s statue. The work was completed in May 2016. It looks magnificent again. Robert E. Lee’s statue is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is due for a comprehensive maintenance update in 2017.

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  2. Posted by Walter Ring on January 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Hail the great Jefferson Davis!!!

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  3. I am glad to be a visitant of this perfect web blog ! , thanks for this rare information! .

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  4. Posted by SD on March 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I like Monument Ave…But I find this monument out of all them needs work….It needs to be cleaned and redone in places. I guess Jeff Davis is still a dirty word in the South

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    • Posted by Walter Ring on August 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      All of the Confederate monuments on Monument Avenue need cleaning and repair. It is the hateful anti-White, anti-Southern attitude of the Richmond City government that keeps any of the required upkeep from happening on any of the Confederate monuments but the Ashe statue gets the royal treatment.

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