Tomb of President James Monroe, and Statue of President John Tyler, (Holly-wood) Richmond, Va.
Tomb of President James Monroe, (Hollywood,) Richmond, Va.
Designed by architect Albert Lybrock, Monroe’s Birdcage looks much spiffier after a recently makeover, to repair 158 years of wear and tear.
State officials said previous repairs have left the Gothic Revival canopy stained with “filler material, sheet metal patches and layers of caulking, abrasives and black paint.” Approximately 40 percent of the cast iron will need to be recast or repaired, according to initial estimates from a laser scan. Historic photos show that the canopy’s color was once closer to that of the lighter granite foundation, and officials are hoping to restore the canopy to its original state. (Daily Progress)
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