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A Moment in Monrovia History: Early Homes Along Charlotte (Now Canyon) Avenue

Postcard of homes on 400 block of Charlotte Avenue (renamed Canyon) with Mt. Wilson in background.. See full details here. From the Myron Hotchkiss collection.

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

1 comment:

  1. Charlotte Ave. was named after Charlotte Keefer Root the granddaughter of Col. Samuel Keefer who owned all 40 acres of land between that street and Myrtle from Foothill to Hillcrest. He purchased the land directly from Lucky Baldwin and invested tens of thousands into the founding of Monrovia. Yet, because he took his own life, he's not proclaimed amoung the founders. It is a sad reflection of the stigma against mental health from those days. Perhaps that fact could be addressed again?

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