Friday, August 7, 2015

HISTORIC CARRIAGE BARN

A relic of the past will be around for awhile to see the future. Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOPHG) and a private citizen stepped forward to save the last remaining vestige of Monrovia's horse and buggy past. The carriage barn, built in 1890, was slated for demolition when the new owners of the property wanted to build a second house on their lot. MOPHG members pledged money to move the barn to a new site and a private owner agreed to house the barn and pay for reconstruction. Jimmy Hendrix coordinated the move and restoration. A small celebration for the completion of the project was held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Pictures courtesy Ms. Annette. They were taken before the completion of the barn.


Story based on article appearing in Monrovia Weekly, July 2-8, 2015, pages 1 & 12.












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