Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Arthur Ashe Monument
—Monument Avenue Historic District —
1943 - 1993
World Champion, Author, Humanitarian,
Founder of Virginia Heroes, Incorporated,
Native of Richmond, Virginia.
This Monument was placed at
Monument Avenue and Roseneath
Road on July 10, 1996,
to inspire children and people of all nationalities.
[Inscription on west face of monument:]
so great a crowd of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and
the sin which so easily ensnares us.
and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 33.91′ N, 77° 28.744′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Avenue and Roseneath Road, in the median on Monument Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in the city's "Museum District" and the Monument Avenue Historic District, two blocks southwest of Broad Street (U.S. Rte 33/250) and southeast of I-195. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3321 Monument Avenue, Richmond VA 23221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Second Line of the Confederate Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Maury (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. At the base of this marker is a Register of National Historic Places marker for the Monument Avenue Historic District. The Monument Avenue Historic District is also registered as a National Historic Landmark.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Arthur Ashe. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Arthur Ashe. A Monumental Man?. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Monument Avenue. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Take a tour of the monuments on “America’s Most Beautiful Boulevard.”. (Submitted on October 2, 2009.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Heroes • Notable Persons • Sports •
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