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!
January 1918 saw one of the largest snowfalls on record. The above photo is a familiar scene - the corner of S. Main St & Lebanon St., across from the city building. The house on the right is the former Monroe Lounge, the one on the left is Abacus Tax Service. In 1918, they were the homes of Clarence F. Warner & Dr. William S. Snow.