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Monumental Church

 
 
Monumental Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
1. Monumental Church Marker
Inscription. The church is a memorial to the 72 people, including Virginia Governor George W. Smith, who died when the Richmond Theatre burned here in 1811. Several survivors owed their lives to the bravery of Gilbert Hunt, a slave blacksmith. A committee chaired by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall raised funds for the church's construction. Designed by Robert Mills and completed in 1814, the octagonal building served as an Episcopal church until 1965 and later as a chapel for the adjacent Medical College of Virginia.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 38.)
 
Location. 37° 32.319′ N, 77° 25.8′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Broad Street west of College Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1224 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23298, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Virginia Convention of 1788 (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Terrace (a few steps from this marker); First African Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First African Baptist Church
Monumental Church Marker on Broad Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2014
2. Monumental Church Marker on Broad Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Egyptian Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip School of Nursing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Egyptian Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Monumental Church Marker on Broad Street. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
3. Monumental Church Marker on Broad Street.
Monumental Church from Broad Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
4. Monumental Church from Broad Street
Monumental Church Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
5. Monumental Church Monument
Monumental Church Monument Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
6. Monumental Church Monument Tablet
Octagonal design of Monumental Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
7. Octagonal design of Monumental Church
Monumental Church Photo, Click for full size
By Meriden Gravure Company
8. Monumental Church
Monumental Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia, Built 1814, Robert Mills, Architect, A Memorial to Victims of the Theatre Fire of 1811. VCU Libraries digital Collection - Rarely Seen Richmond
Richmond, Va. Monumental Church Photo, Click for full size
circa 1865
9. Richmond, Va. Monumental Church
Library of Congress [LC-B811- 3369]
 
 
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