Monday, August 14, 2017

Help Us Find More Historic Districts in Monrovia!

The City of Monrovia invites YOU to a public meeting to discuss the latest developments in the preservation of Monrovia’s history! In collaboration with ASM Affiliates, a historic resources consulting firm in Pasadena, the City is in the process of preparing a citywide historic context that will serve as a tool for the evaluation and designation of potential historic districts.

What is a context statement you may ask?  A robust historic context is the foundation for identifying, evaluating, and handling historic properties and will help us make future land use decisions. They identify important architectural themes in history and then show how those themes relate to our existing historic properties.
  
At this informational meeting, ASM and the City will provide a progress report on the project and present initial research findings. But, most importantly, you are invited to participate in a discussion about the project’s goals, as well as contribute your information about places and themes that may be historically significant, especially those associated with significant local events and people, as well as architecture. 


§  Where: Monrovia Public Library, Community Room (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)

§  How to Prepare:  For a fruitful collaboration, please start thinking about the following questions: 
o   Do you value preserving Monrovia’s history?
o   What time periods in Monrovia’s history are the most important to you?
o   What themes and events in Monrovia’s history shaped how Monrovia looks today?
o   Who are the people in Monrovia’s past that you consider to be historically significant?
o   What areas of Monrovia that still exist are connected to those themes, time periods, and people?


We hope you are able to attend and share your bit of history with us!  Should you have any questions, please contact the City’s Community Development Department at (626) 932-5565.