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

Maymont

Monroe Park

Northside

Oregon Hill

Shockoe Bottom

18 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by Brenda Davis on June 4, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Is this a book I can buy?

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    • Posted by Chris Sheppard on June 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Is this a book that’s available and in print now ? I would like to have a copy , if so . Chris Sent from Mail for Windows

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    • Posted by Chris Sheppard on June 13, 2020 at 10:45 am

      Thanks so much, Brenda ! The statue of A.P. Hill was done by my great-uncle. I had known this for quite a while , but never seen it !

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  3. […] Confederate statues of Richmond’s Monument Avenue weren’t erected to honor the service of brave warriors. Those soldiers had been dead for decades […]

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    • Posted by Joe Johnston on August 30, 2019 at 9:49 am

      By that logic, the statue of Arthur Ashe was not erected to honor him since it was erected after he died. Actually, that is true. It was put up as a ‘screw you’ to White people. Ashe was no hero.

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  4. […] Confederate statues of Richmond’s Monument Avenue weren’t erected to honor the service of brave warriors. Those soldiers had been dead for decades […]

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  5. […] At first, I collected the data from statues itself through the internet resource. […]

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  6. […] of this list was pulled from the super useful and super interesting Richmond on the James Blog where Phil Riggan has done yeoman’s work cataloging our city’s […]

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  7. […] of this list was pulled from the super useful and super interesting Richmond on the James Blog where Phil Riggan has done yeoman’s work cataloging our city’s […]

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  12. […] known statues around the city.If you’ve been following my statues and monuments page on my Richmond on the James blog over the years, you know I’ve put in the time to explore and study sculpture all over […]

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

      Mr. Riggins, Would like to have a copy of your book or other info. on the Richmond statuary. Just recently began an ancestry study and found that Wm. L. Sheppard is a relative of mine. Need to know more about his work , in particular. Christina Sheppard

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