Monrovia red-tags Historical Museum
Recent rainstorms caused flooding that led officials to red tag, and close, the Monrovia Historical Museum, officials said.
The museum, at 742 E. Lemon Ave., will be closed indefinitely, City Manager Oliver Chi said in his weekly newsletter. The “red tag” was issued Friday following severe rainstorms.
“With the weather situation that we had occurring, rain water was gushing into the Historical Museum through the electrical panel in the building,” Chi said. “The water infiltration into the building caused some minor flooding damage, however, the more serious issues was that electrical components in the building were damaged by the water. ”
As a result, city building officials have closed the museum.
The museum’s The historic collections wing includes Native American artifacts, a natural history section, a display of telephone technology over the last century, and an exhibit honoring Monrovia’s World War II veterans.
The 16,250-square foot facility was built in 1925 and was the site of the Monrovia Plunge. It is frequently used for wedding receptions and banquets.