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West View of Lee Park Monument


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The photograph shows the Robert E. Lee Monument in Lee Park in three quarter profile. The Civil War genral is caste in bronze and sits atop a bronze horse on top of a white marble pedestal in the center of the park. Bushes surround the base of the pedestal and various trees stand inside th epark in the picture view. There is a pathway shown in the right side of the picture and the sidewalk along the park is also shown. The photo was taken by Alaville Magruder.  This statue in Lee Park was another gift from Paul Goodloe McIntire, who wanted the park to serve as a memorial to his parents. Henry M. Shrady sculptued the statue and Leo Lentelli completed it. The park became a focus of the city of Charlottesville, with the original library, post office, a hospital, a school, the U. S. District Court, and religious buildings surrounding it.  Received by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on February 23, 1995 from the sister of the photographer, Miss Evelina Magruder, in a two volume collection of photos, known as the Alaville Magruder Collection.


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Sandra DeKay says - January 04, 2011

Lee Park is located in the block bordered by 2nd St. NE on the east (foreground), E. Market St. on the south; 1st St to the west and E. Jefferson St. on the north. This photo is looking west.

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