As the economy recovered, construction resumed, and by 1907, the final form of the avenue had taken shape. Monument Avenue's planners envisioned a street that would convey the grandeur of Paris's Champs-Elysees. Over the course of decades, the street extended further west and now spans five miles. The avenue's number of statues grew to six, with the newest honoring Arthur Ashe, which was unveiled in 1996.
Georgian and Colonial Revival styles dominate the avenue's architecture, but several homes reflect European influences such as Italian Renaissance Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival. The Branch House, which is now home to the Virginia Center for Architecture, is the largest home on Monument Avenue. It is 27,000 square feet in size. The Tudor-Jacobean-style mansion was designed by John Russell Pope and was completed in 1919. It is located at 2501 Monument Avenue, and is a short walk from Maury Place.
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