Monument Avenue // City of Richmond
Monument Avenue is Richmond's, and arguably the entire South's, most important street. It begins on the western edge of the VCU campus and continues along the Richmond/Henrico border until ending near the University of Richmond Campus.
Divided by a grassy and tree-filled median (that is truly spectacular during the fall) and identified with its trademark cobblestones, Monument is home to many of Richmond's grandest and most architecturally important structures. When most people think of Monument Avenue, they are envisioning the stretch that is located east of The Boulevard where the majority of the most impressive monuments are located.
Monument’s eastern sections were largely built in a 25-30 year period from 1900-1930 with many renovations occurring during the past 10-30 years. Monument Avenue is home to many of Richmond's most well known and attended festivals and events including the Monument Avenue 10k, the Richmond Marathon and the Easter Parade. Monument Avenue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places allowing use of Federal and State Historic Tax Credit programs to help defer renovation expense.