This photo is one of over 840 glass plate negatives in our museum collection.
Taken between 1892 - 1920 by Marion G. Warner who owned the general store at Main & Elm St (our 1910 building), these priceless artifacts of historic Monroe were found by Mr. James Price in an outdoor shed when the building next door (where our main museum is today) was being prepared for demolition.
Now digitized for preservation, we can’t thank Jim enough for saving this treasured collection!
This undated photo was taken at the corner of S. Main St and Lebanon St, looking east. The big house to the left belonged to Clarence F. Warner. You might remember it as the Monroe Lounge. His blacksmith shop & Paragon Plow Works were across the street, where the Post Office is today. The small white brick house up on the right was a lodger home, offering meals and overnight accommodations for travelers on the Cincinnati-Dayton Pike.