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Finding the ways we honor U.S. Presidents in Richmond

Thomas Jefferson has a statue in the lobby of the Jefferson HotelRichmond has statues, monuments or cemetery statuary for five U.S. Presidents:

For the Southerners, Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederacy and has a monument on Monument Avenue and is buried at Hollywood Cemetery.

See more statues and monuments or check for where they are located on the Statues and Monuments page.

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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