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Monrovia Historical Society Tours Starting to Sell Out

The Monrovia Historical Society reports that the 1 p.m. tour on June 18 is now sold out. There are still a few more spots on the 3:30 p.m. tour for the 18th. These are the first of four historic tours of Monrovia. Here's what's left:

Details on the first tour: "Our City Historian will lead a group of 15 lucky people, riding in an air-conditioned van through the northwestern quarter of Monrovia. He’ll begin at the very spot when Mr. & Mrs. Monroe first fell in love with the area, then take you to where they camped as they planned to build their homes, before the first land sale was held and tell you about the other fathers (and mothers) of our wonderful city. You’ll learn why some of the city lots are big, some small, where the names of our streets came from and the beginnings of our train and water systems. Who knew that famous architects -- one who designed LA’s City Hall and another behind the grand Victorians of San Francisco -- designed some of our buildings? You’ll see how city blocks then filled with all styles (from ‘kit’ houses to prime examples of period architectural) to create our eclectic neighborhoods."

You can buy tickets at the Community Center Monday-Thursday or from the society at or at 256.3423.

- Brad Haugaard

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