After the fences came down, the stone base became a popular sunbathing spot.
Gregory, who claims the Commonwealth promised to "faithfully guard" and "affectionately protect" the statue in the deed that originally annexed the property to the state. The completed statue was unveiled on May 29, Lee atop a horse.
Lee inseveral organizations formed with the goal of erecting a monument to Lee in Richmond. The Lee Monument is a focal point for Richmond.
The horse is not a representation of Robert E. Lee stands 14 feet 4.
Reilly Marchant ruled August 25, that the matter would proceed to trial. The statue was cast in several pieces separately and then the assembled statue was displayed in Paris before it was shipped to Richmond, where it arrived by rail on May 4.