James Monroe Tomb

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James Monroe Tomb
James Monroe Grave.JPG
Location Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°32′6″N 77°27′20″W / 37.53500°N 77.45556°W / 37.53500; -77.45556Coordinates: 37°32′6″N 77°27′20″W / 37.53500°N 77.45556°W / 37.53500; -77.45556
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[2]
Designated NHL November 11, 1971[3]
Designated CP November 12, 1969
Designated VLR March 19, 1997[1]

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 in New York City in 1831, but was removed to Virginia in 1858."[3] It has been given the local nickname of "The Birdcage".

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[3][5]

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  1. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "James Monroe Tomb". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ Morson's Row April 2013 ArchitectureRichmond
  5. ^ W. B. Morton III (August 14, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: James Monroe Tomb PDF (32 KB)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1969 PDF (32 KB)

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