Monrovia Legacy Project
Owning Institution: Monrovia Public Library
About this CollectionYou will find historic papers and photographs of Monrovia from its beginnings and as it emerged as the "Gem of the Foothills". There are photographs of the first hotels, clubs and businesses. Schoolchildren and stern-looking teachers. Orange groves and railroads. Parades, parades and more parades! Movers and shakers and ordinary citizens. Historic homes at different stages of their lives. The original city hall, fire equipment, library, and city officials -- and what and who replaced them. There are old phone, street, and business directories; newspaper clippings; transcriptions of early newspapers; early brochures and maps. Most from the collections of our city historians – painstakingly gathered. Together they tell the story of Monrovia.
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