Discovering Richmond Monuments: A History of River City Landmarks Beyond the Avenue

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With over 150 monuments, Richmond ranks among the nation's best cities in devotion to its past, its leaders and its famous citizens. But the storied history of Virginia's capital extends far beyond its most famous figures. Whether memorializing the captivating stories of famous Richmonders Nina Abady and Sam Woods, celebrating the life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson or honoring the achievements of prominent medical leaders, public art in Richmond is a testament to the perseverance and ingenuity of the city and its people. Journey into times past with author Robert Layton as he uncovers the enthralling history of Richmond through its often-overlooked monuments.
ISBN: 9781609499488
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Landmarks
Images: 78
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Layton has published over 150 articles for more than 35 different publications. He has given over 200 lectures to a wide variety of audiences on subjects ranging from monuments and travel to history and animals. An avid traveler, Layton makes his home in Glen Allen, Virginia. Phil Riggan is a photographer, blogger, outdoorsman and volunteer in Richmond. He is a contributor to and founder of Paul DiPasquale is a nationally renowned sculptor who splits his time between Richmond and Paris. He is most well known for the Arthur Ashe Monument on Richmond's Monument Avenue. His work appears in the National Air and Space Museum, The Baltimore Aquarium and many others. Well known in Richmond, Paul is a VCU graduate.
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