Monument Avenue
Monument Avenue
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phasmid
Richmond, VA47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Monument Avenue was a beautiful street on the national historic register that has been destroyed by the PC and woke culture of today.
Spare yourself from ever visiting Richmond. The city I was once proud of is a mess. It’s unsafe and the lunatics are running the asylum. As a member of POOP (People Offended by Offended People), I will no longer take friends who visit into the city to site see or eat. Spend your money elsewhere.
Written July 14, 2020
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cl0wdy
Richmond, VA70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
The sight of pedestals honoring those who people thought were heroes is powerful. It is now Pedestal avenue not Monument ave. The last standing statue of RE Lee is a fascinating and startling piece of protest sculpture. It is worth the visit to see its raw and angry beauty.
Written December 22, 2020
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Tim V
Roanoke, VA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
This once grand and beautiful street has been destroyed! What’s Monument Avenue with no monuments? Just another street now destined for obscurity. These monuments were a piece of history to be honored and cherished simply for their artistic beauty and historic significance. They were irreplaceable pieces of priceless art! The deeds of those represented were a reflection of another time and place and judging them retrospective with today’s values is pointless. They should be looked upon as stepping stones leading to a better more inclusive America......a learning tool. I don’t think I can ever visit Richmond again as it will be too painful to see what has become of the once most grand street in America. So sad!!!
Written July 22, 2020
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Diver Dan
Washington DC, DC285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place puts many of the issues our Country is grappling plainly out there. The pedestals with their removed generals' statues speak volumes. Lee is still there, but has become something else.
It is easy to forget to admire the amazing architecture of the adjoining homes, in a huge range of styles and presence, from humble to grand. Very unique.

A must if you are there, whatever your viewpoint.
Written August 21, 2020
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MarkMM55
Denton, TX1,199 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Pretty much all the statues are gone...removed except for Arthur’s Ashe and a desecrated Robert E Lee. An example of the times we live in I guess. Save your time...it is no longer what it once was and not worth a visit...Unless, you are interested in seeing some of the stately homes along the Avenue.
Written December 12, 2020
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JillnDallas
Ruskin, FL2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This once beautiful avenue, with mostly gorgeous old homes, needs a strong HOA, yesterday! The beauty is overshadowed by the trash left and created by a bunch of kids that do NOT know or appreciate “History.” It’s sad & sick! If Monument Avenue were not so close to VCU, I doubt this would’ve happened or even been allowed! So much for property values there now... it is more like Frat house row. I didn’t take pics of the awful condition of some of the houses that are obviously rented or bought to house students. SHAMEFUL!
Written April 13, 2021
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Eric F
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
WOW, those monuments sure are awesome in person! I didn’t realize how big they would be until we got there. My son and I drove to see them,and although we did not get out and explore, we did make numerous laps in the car to check them out. It wasn’t busy at all on a Saturday afternoon and the general neighborhood is really nice to look at as well. I hope that these are not ever going to be removed. They are something to behold and an important reminder of Americans history.
Written March 15, 2020
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Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was well worth the time to drive this avenue. The statues were very impressive. Please admire them for the time it took to tamke and the detail it went to creat them. Whether you are a interested in the Civil War, or not, the monuments are fantastic. . It's nice driving along the Avenue
Written March 15, 2020
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RichmondBread
Richmond, VA25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Monument Ave ? Can't call it that anymore. Nothing of historical value or artistic beauty left. It looks like a run down shell of itself with pedestrian crossings and mediocre garden beds where great Memorials once stood. Only the Arthur Ashe statue remains , which is quite an eyesore ! It's heartbreaking. Used to come up to "Easter on parade" with bands , and family fun. People of all races. No one complaining about "racist" statues. It's all gone in the name of "progress". Once called the most beautiful street in the whole South .. gone with the wind. I can't bear to even drive past it anymore.
Written May 20, 2023
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BlueTravels
Jacksonville, FL441 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The boulevard and homes are still lovely. But all that is left of most of the monuments are the empty pedestals with just vague traces of the curses, slogans, and other graffiti applied in the last few months having been mostly sandblasted away.

Of course, the two notable exceptions are the Ashe monument which is staying and the Lee monument tied up in legal issues which still stands but is covered with painted graffiti as far up as people can reach.

As of now (October 2020), the area seems safe. There are occasionally just a smattering of peaceful protesters in the area of the Lee monument.
Written October 9, 2020
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