Wednesday, February 12, 2014

129 Landmarks and Counting

One of the things we love about being part of the staff of a small city is that we get to wear many hats.  Your city planners have quite a collection of chapeaus: zoning expert, landscape guy, demographer, transit master, filming coordinator, and at times janitor.  But one of the things at the top of that list of things we do is Historic Preservation.  

We won't get into the nitty-gritty of the City's Historic Preservation program here, but if you want to find out more, be sure to check out the Historic Preservation page on the city's website.

At the center of the program is the designation of historic landmarks.  These are buildings (or in one case, a clock) that have significance to Monrovia.  The City of Monrovia now has 129 designated historic landmarks and one historic district.  That's a lot for a city with less than 40,000 people.  

And what we want to share with you, our faithful reader, is our new online photo album of Monrovia's Historic Landmarks. This collection of photographs represent each of the City's designated landmarks.

We've provided some basic information about each property to get the ball rolling, but the purpose was not just to educate, but also be educated.  Do you know something interesting, unique or special about the history of one of our landmarks?  A person? An event? A secret?  Share it by adding a comment.  Inquiring minds want to know.

P.S.  If it is a secret, we promise to keep it to ourselves.