VETERANS VOTED TO DEED LAND FOR MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN '33
By Ellen Robertson (Richmond Times-Dispatch November 11, 1993)
"The R.E. Lee Camp of United Confederate Veterans voted to deed a chunk of the Confederate Soldiers' Home grounds at Grove Avenue and the Boulevard as a site for a state museum of fine arts 60 years ago this week.
The Veterans approved a site of about 300 feet fronting the Boulevard and a 175-foot strip along Grove Avenue for what would become the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a structure to cost $250,000.
But no more than that, the veterans emphasized. They still hoped the rest of the property could be developed as a Confederate memorial park.
Gov. Garland Pollard said work on the museum would begin immediately."
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