Addition No. 2 to the Monrovia Tract
Addition No 2 to the Monrovia Tract was originally part of the Rancho Azusa de Duarte. Specifically, it included parts of Lots 5, 12 & 13 in Section 25.
In 1886, Judge John D. Bicknell purchased Lot 5, 12 chain, 13”, Section 25, T.I.N. R 11 West S.B.M. of the Rancho Azusa de Duarte. This area was added to the Monrovia Tract and the subdivision was named Addition No. 2 to the Monrovia Tract.
Specifically, the Monrovia Tract had included part of Rancho Azusa de Duarte when that tract was established in 1886 by the Monrovia Land and Water Company of which J.D. Bicknell was a member. J.D. Bicknell's purchase extended the Monrovia Tract to the land between California (then known as Daffodil) and Shamrock Avenue and the north side of Colorado (then Orange Avenue). The subdivision was divided into three large blocks. Falling Leaf Avenue (now Huntington Drive) separated Block 16 from 17. Orange Avenue (now Colorado) separated Block 17 from Block 18.
The land was surveyed in July of 1886 and recorded with Los Angeles County on July 24, 1886, by J.D. Bicknell who had purchased the property from L.L. Bradbury. Because of the real estate boom and the flurry of buying and selling, Addition No 2 to the Monrovia Tract was quickly re-subdivided.
Block 18 and Lots A-D of Block 17 became Brown’s Addition.
Block 17, Lots E and F became Wilde’s Addition.
Block 17 Lots G and H became Myers Addition.
Block 17, Lots J-M became La Mars Addition.
Block 16, Lots D and C became the Highland Addition.
Block 16, Lot B became the Albee and Pugh Addition.
Block 16, Lots A, E, F. G, J, K became the Sherman and Pinney Addition.
All these additions were themselves re-subdivided.