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Wayback RVA — Tomb of President James Monroe

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Tomb of President James Monroe, and Statue of President John Tyler, (Holly-wood) Richmond, Va.

March 2017

Tomb of President James Monroe, (Hollywood,) Richmond, Va.

March 2017

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)

President’s Circle, Hollywood Cemetery


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Richmond Then and Now – Semmes Avenue

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Original Image: The Library of Virginia, Semmes Avenue at West 15th Street, looking east, with Muse Buick showroom on the right corner, Adolph B. Rice Studio, December 2, 1954

After getting this off my camera I realized I should have backed up a little more but you get the idea.

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Richmond Then and Now – Nick’s Grill 802 Hull Street

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One of my favorite images of Richmond although it could be almost anywhere in the 1950’s.

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Original images: The Library of Virginia, Adolph B. Rice Studio, April 6, 1955, Rice Collection 594C

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Richmond Then and Now – 15th and Hull

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Vintage images from The Library of Virginia’s Flickr.

Title: Crosswalks, 15th & Hull Streets
Creator: Adolph B. Rice Studio
Date: 1956 Dec. 30

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