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    william h. grant house

    by doug48 Updated May 26, 2012

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    william h. grant was a promanent richmond tobacconist who built this beautiful italianate mansion in 1856. in 1892 the home was acquired by the shelterling arms hospital. the sheltering arms hospital offered medical attention to poor virginians. the william h. grant house is listed on the national register of historic places. today the mansion is owned by VCU.

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    View from Jefferson Park

    by b1bob Written Oct 9, 2011

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    Jefferson Park is in a hilly area just east of downtown Richmond. This makes it a good place to view the Richmond skyline or just sit and watch the world go by. A word to the wise: don't stay in this park after dark. This part of Richmond is gentrifying, but there is still crime against people who let their guard down and especially after dark.

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    stonewall jackson monument

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    thomas "stonewall" jackson was a famous confederate general during the civil war. general jackson served under general robert e. lee in the army of northern virginia. general jackson is best known for his confederate victory in the first battle of bull run. general thomas jackson is buried in lexington cemetery in lexington virginia.

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    main street-up town

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    main street-up town is a section of main street that has a number of resturants, bars, shops, and art galleries. main street up town is near the VCU main campus and caters to the college crowd. the buildings on this section of main street are brightly colored buildings which makes this part of downtown richmond unique. a fun and interesting section of downtown richmond to visit.

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    egyptian building

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    the egyptian building was built by thomas s. stewart for the hampton-sydney college of medicine in 1846. this interesting egyptian revival building is listed on the national register of historic places. for those interested in architecture the egyptian building is worth a look when in downtown richmond.

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    monumental church

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    the monumental church was built is 1814 and was designed by famous south carolina architect robert mills. the monumental church is one of the oldest greek revival churches in america. the monumental church is home to the crypt of the 72 victims of the 1811 richmond theatre fire. the monumental church is listed on the national register of historic places. the monumental church is worth a look for those interested in architecture and history in downtown richmond.

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    maupin-maury house

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    this beautiful federal style house was built for dr. socrates maupin in 1846. during the civil war this was the home of matthew maury who invented the submarine electrical torpedo in 1861. for those interested in architecture and history the maupin-maury house is worth a look when in downtown richmond.

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    richmond history center

    by doug48 Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    the richmond history center is located in the 1812 wickham house two blocks north of the white house of the confederacy. this interesting museum has exhibits on the history of richmond and the studio of sculpter edward v. valentine. valentine is best known for sculpting the robert e. lee memorial at lee chapel in lexington va.

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    virginia historical society

    by doug48 Updated Jun 3, 2011

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    the virginia historical and philosophical society was founded in 1831. this large museum has thirteen galleries with exhibits on virginia history. on my recent visit to richmond the main exhibition was "turning point" which was an excellent view of every day people involved in the civil war. the museum changes it's exhibitions frequently so you should visit this interesting museum more than once. for those interested in virginia history this is a must see spot on a visit to richmond.

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    shockoe bottom

    by doug48 Written May 9, 2011

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    shockoe bottom is a district just south of the capital area in downtown richmond. main street runs through the heart of the shockoe bottom entertainment area. main street in shockoe bottom is lined with interesting restaurants and bars. for night life this is fun part of town to visit in downtown richmond.

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    church hill district

    by doug48 Written May 9, 2011

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    the church hill district is an area around st. johns episcopal church south of downtown. this beautiful section of richmond has scores of beautiful federal, antebellum and victorian style homes and town houses. for those interested in architecture the church hill area is worth exploring.

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    libby prison

    by doug48 Updated May 8, 2011

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    the site of libby prison is located on the james river across the street from the virginia holocaust museum. originally the building housing libby prison was a ship's chandlery and grocery business owned by captain luther libby and his son george libby. in 1861 the building was used as a prison for union officers. lack of sanitation and overcrowding led to the death of many prisoners between 1863 and 1864. in 1889 the building was disassembled and moved to chicago illinois. the front door of the prison is currently on display at the tredgar civil war museum. for those interested in civil war history the libby prison site is worth a look when in the shockoe bottom area of richmond.

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    J.E.B stuart monument

    by doug48 Written May 8, 2011

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    james ewell brown (JEB) stuart was a famous confederate cavalry commander in general robert e. lee's army of northern virginia. general stuart was best known for his part in the capture of john brown at harper's ferry. general j.e.b. stuart is buried in hollywood cemetery in richmond.

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    robert e. lee monument

    by doug48 Written May 8, 2011

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    general robert e. lee was the commander of the army of northern virginia during the civil war. robert e. lee also became the commanding general of the confederate army. robert e. lee was considered one of the most outstanding generals in the civil war. robert e. lee is buried in lee memorial chapel in lexington virginia.

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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written May 7, 2011

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    the confederate soldiers and sailors memorial is located on chimborazo hill over looking the james river. this is the main confederate memorial in the city of richmond. what makes this memorial unique is that it is not located on the grounds of the virginia state capitol which is common in most southern states.

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