The unveiling of the Robert E. Lee monument circa 1890 courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_Avenue#/media/File:1890_Lee_statue_unveiling.jpg.
The avenue, filled with mansions, was originally home to Richmond's upper class. However, by the 1950's and 1960's, many of the mansions were divided into apartments and sublet. In 1970, the Monument Ave Preservation Society was established to protect the beautiful buildings.
Monument Ave is the site for many events including Robert E. Lee's birthday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Monument Ave 10K Race and the Easter on Parade where Richmond residents show off the latest styles in Easter bonnets.
Jefferson Davis Monument courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_Avenue.