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James Monroe Tomb
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Location: Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°32′6″N 77°27′20″W / 37.535°N 77.45556°W / 37.535; -77.45556Coordinates: 37°32′6″N 77°27′20″W / 37.535°N 77.45556°W / 37.535; -77.45556
Built/Founded: 1858
Architect: Albert Lybrock
Architectural style(s): Gothic Revival
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: November 11, 1971[1]
Designated NHL: November 11, 1971[2]
NRHP Reference#: 71001044

The James Monroe Tomb is the burial place for U.S. President James Monroe in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States. 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."[2] It has been given the local nickname of "The Birdcage".

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[2][3]

See also[]

  • List of National Historic Landmarks in Virginia


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "James Monroe Tomb". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. W. B. Morton III (August 14, 1971). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: James Monroe TombPDF (32 KB). National Park Service  and Accompanying two photos, from 1969PDF (32 KB)

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