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Park Avenue and Streets South

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The heart of the Fan is the area south of Monument Avenue between Monroe Park and the Boulevard. The shape of this section—comparatively narrow at the east end and widening toward the west—gave the Fan its name in the 1950s. The streets are lined with long blocks of town houses and row houses constructed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The neighborhood is perhaps the largest concentration of these building types in the state of Virginia.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.

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