architecture in monochrome

Stuart Court Apartments 1600 Monument Ave. Richmond, Va
Stuart Court Apartments
1600 Monument Ave.
Richmond, Va

Standing at the northwest corner of Stuart Circle is the Stuart Court apartments. Stuart Corner and Stuart Court were both derived from Confederate  General J.E.B. Stuart and its history dates back to 1924 with William Lawrence Bottomley as the architect. The statue is of General Stuart. He is mounted on his horse and facing east. The 15 1/2 tall bronze statue is mounted on a 7 1/2 foot pedestal which faces north. General Stuart was Major General, chief of cavalry, in the Army of Northern Virginia. Mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864, he died in Richmond only a few blocks away from this monument.

Stuart Court adorned with quoins and Georgia Revival window mouldings.
Stuart Court adorned with quoins and Georgia Revival window moldings.

Stuart Court today houses around 60 units and is the tallest building in the urban portion of Monument Avenue which stands ten stories high.

Stuart Court Apartments as the sun sets on its beauty.
Stuart Court Apartments as the sun sets on its beauty.


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17 thoughts on “architecture in monochrome

  1. I love the architecture, but If I may, I’d like to ask a couple questions about the photography. (Sorry, part of the “commenting bootcamp” I’m in involves asking questions, and even disagreeing…
    Do you have any pictures of this beautiful building that are not full frame, very little other than the building?
    I know why we all do that, trying to capture as much of our subject as possible, but this building might look even more impressive if there were space around it in the photo to amplify it’s brilliance.

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    1. That’s a great question. I actually do but it’s a very busy street with housing and cars parked along each side. Lots of congestion as well as the huge statue in the roundabout. But there has been some changes since these photos were taken. Maybe I should update the difference. I would love to post the pic I have so you could see the surrounding area, but not sure how on here. 🙂 Thanks for the question. I appreciate it.

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  2. Laura, I love how you show the contrast with the black and white photo and the sun’s light shining on the building.

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    1. Thanks so much! The building is beautiful in color. I couldn’t resist! 🙂


  3. Your photos do justice to both building and spot along Monument Avenue.

    Are those who want to be Kings of All Political Correctness trying to have the Statue of Stuart Removed? I ask, not knowing your disposition about such (and frankly might rather not want to find out.) I say too, because of a current move to remove Lee’s Statue from Lee Park in Charlottesville.

    A building is neither necessarily a residence nor a statue representative of history.

    Anyhow, you did splendid in both the grayscale and color formatted shots. At least the building pictured is not Azalea Mall.

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    1. Thanks so much! I try not to be political one way or another with my photos. Every picture has its own story to tell, and it is up to the individual viewer to see their own story. The building and statues are amazing! So much history in Virginia!😃 Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate it!


  4. As much as the assignment was about the monochrome, I think I prefer the color shot. Not the the B/W is bad I just love the color of the building. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. So did I! It’s amazing with all its details! 🙂


  5. Laura, you did an excellent job with these photos! Love them! Thank you!

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  6. Great photos and information, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!😃


  7. thehouseofhazel March 22, 2016 — 9:01 pm

    I am near RIC too. This area is full of history and great places to visit.

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  8. I’ve been to Monument Avenue. The statues are amazing. Great photo!

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  9. Great shots as always, Laura! 🙂

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  10. A beautiful building!

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