From the 23 June 1886 issue of The New York Times.


RICHMOND, Va., June 22.—It is stated to-night that the Board of Managers of the Lee Monument Association have agreed upon a site for the monument upon which is to be erected the equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The site which is understood has been selected is the lot of Major Otway Allen in the western suburbs of the city at the intersection of Franklin and Lombardy streets, near the Confederate Soldiers’ Home. For some months past a lively competition has been going on between the different sections of the city for the location of this monument. The site which it is reported has been selected is in the growing portion of the city. Objections, however, have been urged against it on account of its isolation and amount of proper elevation for the erection of such a monument as it is proposed to raise to commemorate the deeds and fame of the Commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army. It is expected that the city of Richmond will curb the space around the proposed site for this monument and otherwise beautify it free of expense to the association. The cornerstone of the monument is to be laid with great ceremony on Oct. 27.