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Howitzer Place

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1890. Park Ave. and Grove and Harrison sts.

This is one of three wedge-shaped parks in the Fan along Park Avenue. The shape of these parks is created by the convergence of east-west streets with Park Avenue. The Confederate monument in the center of the park is dedicated to the Richmond Howitzers artillery battery (1892, William Ludwell Sheppard). The monument, which faces east, consists of a Doric base supporting a Confederate artilleryman with his hat removed and a rammer at his feet.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Howitzer Place", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 250-250.

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