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Unique Neighbourhoods, Richmond: 8 reviews and 15 photos

  The Fan
by b1bob

Favorite thing: The Fan, centred on Monument Avenue, is named for the fanning street pattern in which the neighborhood was built upon. The neighbourhood has several small parks and playgrounds that have been placed in odd shaped triangle lots created by the street grid. One of the neighbourhood's most famed attractions is Monument Avenue which showcases past and modern heroes of the South. The Fan was prominent from the late 19th century through to the Great Depression. For the next 35-40 years, the Victorian houses were seen as too expensive to maintain. Since the early 1970s, the Fan has been renovated to return to its past glory. Not only have the eyecatching Victorian houses been renovated, but all manner of cuisines (Brasilian Cafe, Kuba Kuba, and Athens Tavern are but three examples) are represented in the small, cozy, neighbourhood restaurants. Every Easter Sunday, the Fan hosts an Easter Parade.

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2006
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