After the Civil War, a wave of admiration of French art and culture swept over the U. S., and Monument Avenue's planners wanted a street that would convey the grandeur of Paris's Champs-Elysees. Instead of the Arc de Triomphe, we have the Lee Monument forming the focal point of the vista. The tree-lined avenue was originally just three blocks long, but over the course of several decades, it extended further west. It now spans five miles from North Lombardy Street in the city to Horsepen Road in Henrico County. Likewise, the number of statutes on Monument Avenue grew to six. The newest monument, which honors Arthur Ashe, was unveiled at the intersection of Monument and Roseneath Road in 1996.
All of Monument Avenue awaits you right outside the doors of Maury Place at Monument, which is located directly across the street from the Matthew Fontaine Maury monument.
Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument