115 E. Lime Avenue

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Description

The 1911 Resident and Business Directory of Monrovia lists this address  as the business and residence address of  George Barry,  publisher of  the Monrovia Daily and Weekly News, and his wife, Harriet H. Barry,  editor of Pacific Poultrycraft.  Their 1908-1909 address was La Vista  Grande, a large hotel located across the street from 115 E. Lime.

The  1913 Sanborn map shows the outline of a typical commercial building, a  narrow rectangle that stretched back over two-thirds of the lot.  It was  two-story with the stairs to the second story on the east side of the  building.  The photo, dated 1912, of the structure shows it to be made  primarily of brick.  Other commercial structures built during this  period that still stand are made of the same materials, indicating that  this was common during the first part of the last century.

This  structure continued housing printing-related activities for many  decades.  There is another plumbing permit pulled in the name of  Monrovia News for October 3, 1941.

In the early 1950's, the  property was acquired by the California Water and Telephone Company.   The utility applied for permit, dated April 2, 1952,  for the demolition  of a residence and a garage.  Then in 1954, there is a permit dated  1954 for a “remodel” valued at $7,000.  Since that time, the structure  erected by the utility has been expanded from lot 16 to lots 17, 18, and  19, the houses on those lots being demolished.  Additionally, the  building, which started out as a single story, has added two more  levels.

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B

16

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1910

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