Monrovia, California

Monrovia, incorporated in 1887, is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest in the northern San Gabriel Valley. Wildlife from the San Gabriel Mountains, including bobcats, mountain lions, bears, and foxes often roam freely through the city. Arcadia is located to the west and south, Bradbury is to the south, Sierra Madre is to the west, Duarte is to the northeast, and Azusa is to the east.

 

Monrovia Peak

Monrovia Peak is a 5,409 feet high mountain peak and popular hiking destination located in the San Gabriel Mountains about five miles north of Monrovia. Views from the peak are excellent.

 

Monrovia Canyon Park

Monrovia Canyon Park is an absolutely magnificent 80 acre park located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains just to the north of Monrovia. Unfortunately, due to flood damage, the park is closed until further notice. Notice of the reopening will be posted on the city website.

 

Monrovia Historical Museum

The Monrovia Historical Museum features extensive exhibits on the history of Monrovia which was incorporated in 1897, life in the 190os, and Monrovia's contributions in World Wars I and II. The museum is housed in a 1925 Spanish style building and contains more than 10,000 artifacts and photos which are on display. The museum is a non-profit corporation. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent led tours are available.

 

Historic Aztec Hotel

The Aztec Hotel built in 1924-1925 is a historical landmark in Monrovia. The Mayan Revival building was constructed on the historic U.S. Route 66 which is now Huntington Drive. The forty room hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is currently closed for repairs. A new opening date has not been announced.

 

Rancho Azusa de Duarte

Rancho Azusa de Duarte was a 6,596-acre Mexican land grant in present day Los Angeles County given to Andres Duarte by Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado in 1841 Present day cities included in the land grant are Arcadia, parts of Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, parts of Azusa, and parts of Baldwin Park. By 1878. Andres Duarte had sold the entire 6,596 acres.

 

Rancho Santa Anita

Rancho Santa Anita was a 13,319-acre Mexican Land Grant made in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico. The land grant included part of the present-day cities of Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and San Marino. A 127-acre section of the rancho was preserved as the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden which is administered by Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation.

 

Monrovia Chamber of Commerce

The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1897 and incorporated in 1939. The non-profit membership organization continues to grow every year. Its objective is to promote and serve the needs of businesses and to make Monrovia a better and more prosperous city. Members include businesses and individuals from Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Azusa, Bradbury and beyond. The chamber publishes a valuable directory and offers many networking opportunities for its members.

 

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC), established in 1975 in Chinatown, Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization that serves the Chinese communities in Southern California, including those in the San Gabriel Valley, the Conejo Valley, and Orange County. Its mission is to bring together people with a mutual interest in the important history of Chinese and Chinese Americans in Southern California; to pursue, preserve and communicate knowledge of this history; and to promote the heritage of the Chinese and appreciation of our rich, multi-cultural society. CHSSC holds monthly meetings and sponsors regular events. Memberships are available and donations are always welcome.

 

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