On Tuesday evening, February 17, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Monrovia City Council will make final its decision on the fate of the 1921 Craftsman bungalow, located at 256 N. Encinitas Ave. MOHPG appealed the decision by the Historic Preservation Commission on December 3, 2015 which gave the home the lowest status code possible, paving the way for its eventual demolition. The City Council heard the appeal on January 20, but postponed a final decision until February.
In an attempt to highlight the importance of saving all the pre-1940 structures in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Encinitas, MOHPG volunteers having going door-to-door to gauge the interest of residents in creating a historic district on their street. Early results (31 yes, 3 no - there are 65 homes on these two blocks) look promising, and MOHPG hopes that the City Council will factor this interest into their upcoming decision.
Community members are urged to once again let their voices be heard at this meeting. Protecting our architectural heritage can't happen once a home is gone.