Statues & Monuments

One of the most interesting and fun projects I did for the Discover Richmond website was taking pictures for slideshows of Richmond’s statues and monuments. Kathy Albers was a researcher and historian for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for many years and brought this to me.  I loved the scavenger hunt mentality I developed from projects like this and the history I’ve learned as a result. Thank you Kathy!

Monument Avenue

Byrd Park

Canal Walk & Brown’s Island

Capitol Square

Church Hill

Downtown & Shockoe Slip

The Fan/Museum District

Jackson Ward


Monroe Park


Oregon Hill

Shockoe Bottom


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    • Posted by C. Sheppard on November 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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