Favorite Homes #6 - The Oaks

I doubt there's a home more integral to the history of Monrovia than this one.  It's known as "The Oaks" and was built in 1885.  The home was built for William Monroe, one of the city's founders and the man the city was named after.

You may not be able to read the sign in the front yard from this angle but the house is available for lease.  That the home of a city founder in a city with pride in its historic homes could be tenant occupied seems unusual to me. 

Lease info here.


Anonymous said…
Was William Monroe kin to James Monroe? Also, does Monrovia place historical markers in front of such homes?
Keith said…
Interesting question. As far as I know, they are not related. I've never heard or read of any connection between the two and it's not the kind of thing people would keep quiet about.

Yes, they do place historical markers in front of historical homes. I don't know if they all have them, but I have seen some.
Anonymous said…
This home was on Craigslist last week at just under $6,000 a month. Seems they are having trouble leasing it. I just can't believe it's not owner-occupied. I mean, why would you not live in this wonderful home if you owned it, I wonder?

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