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James Monroe Tomb

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Collection: Buildings and Monuments Honoring American Presidents, Buildings and Structures in Richmond, Virginia, Buildings and Structures on the National Register of Historic Places in Virginia, Burials at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia), Gothic Revival Architecture in Virginia, Historic American Buildings Survey in Virginia, Historic District Contributing Properties in Virginia, Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia), James Monroe, National Historic Landmarks in Virginia, National Register of Historic Places in Richmond, Virginia, Tombs in the United States, Tombs of Presidents of the United States, Visitor Attractions in Richmond, Virginia
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James Monroe Tomb

James Monroe Tomb
Location Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, Virginia
Built 1858
Architect Albert Lybrock
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body State
Part of Hollywood Cemetery (#69000350)
NRHP Reference # 71001044
VLR # 127-0221-0080
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 11, 1971[1]
Designated NHL November 11, 1971[2]
Designated CP November 12, 1969
Designated VLR March 19, 1997[3]

The James Monroe Tomb is the burial place for U.S. President James Monroe in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States. It was designed by Albert Lybrock.[4] The site is "significant for the execution of its flamboyant and delicate tracery in cast iron, the tomb is a cage over the simple granite sarcophagus of the former President, who died and was buried at the Marble Cemetery[5] in New York City in 1831, but was removed to Virginia in 1858."[2] It has been given the local nickname of "The Birdcage".

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[2][6]

See also


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  4. ^ Morson's Row April 2013 ArchitectureRichmond
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  6. ^ and Accompanying two photos, from 1969 PDF (32 KB)

External links

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. VA-843, "James Monroe Tomb, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Independent City, VA", 6 photos, 1 color transparency, 5 data pages, 1 photo caption page, supplemental material

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