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A Moment in Monrovia History: Traveling House - The WA Chess House Around 1896

Home of W.A. Chess, circa 1896. This is the former Chess Bros. Real Estate office, which became the Chess family residence. It was moved from 400 block of S. Myrtle Ave to 148 N. Ivy. L to R: Claude Chess, William Albert Chess, Minnie McCall Chess, and Kathleen Chess. From 1897 Souvenir Edition of the Monrovia Messenger. From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

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