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Masonic Temple, Monroe (1904)

Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Posted in Colonial Revival, Monroe, Organizations | No Comments »

Masonic Temple, Monroe

Washington Lodge No. 19, the first Masonic Lodge in the country named for George Washington, formed in 1791 in Monroe. By 1800 the Lodge completed what was the first Temple in Connecticut erected solely for Masonic use. This building was later moved to Hurd Street and became the Town of Monroe’s first Town Hall. A new Masonic Temple was erected in 1904 at 1 Fan Hill Road. It is a Georgian Revival structure modeled on the central section of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Beardsley Hall (1887)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 Posted in Monroe, Organizations, Vernacular | No Comments »

Beardsley Hall, located just west of the Monroe Congregational Church on Monroe Green, was built in 1887 as the church’s first parish hall. Today, it is home to the Mustard Seed Thrift Shoppe, a non-profit secondhand store owned and operated by the church.

East Village-Barn Hill Schoolhouse (1790)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 Posted in Monroe, Schools, Vernacular | No Comments »

The East Village-Barn Hill Schoolhouse of 1790 is a one-room schoolhouse at at Wheeler and Old Tannery Roads in Monroe. It has been restored as a museum by the Monroe Historical Society.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Monroe (1807)

Sunday, August 28th, 2011 Posted in Churches, Federal Style, Monroe | No Comments »

Construction began in 1802 on St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on the Green in Monroe. The Federal-style church, completed in 1807, has been attributed by J. Frederick Kelly to the architect David Hoadley, who designed a number of churches in Connecticut. The Episcopal church building, the oldest in Monroe, was raised for additional space in the 1920s. Read the rest of this entry »

The Eliot Beardsley Homestead (1760)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Monroe | No Comments »

Located at 31 Great Ring Road in Monroe, the Eliot Beardsley Homestead is colonial saltbox house, built around 1760. In 1993, it was purchased from the Town of Monroe by the Monroe Historical Society, which has been restoring the house as a living history museum and research library.

East Village Meeting House, Monroe (1811)

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 Posted in Churches, Federal Style, Monroe | No Comments »

At the corner of East Village and Barn Hill Roads in Monroe is Connecticut’s oldest Methodist church. Built around 1811, the East Village Meeting House is now owned by the Monroe Historical Society. The restored Meeting House is now used for various community events.

The Clark-Nichols House (1830)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Monroe | No Comments »

The Clark-Nichols House is a Greek-Revival style half-house at 758 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. It was built in the 1830s. A rear wing, since removed, once served as a school.