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The colorful history of Monroe’s 16th Ave
In the previous column we heard about the loss of three wooden buildings in the block of 16th Avenue just south of the square. These buildings were destroyed by fire in 1905. The remains of the old wooden buildings were evidently cleaned up and the lot was left empty for five years until it was announced on July 13, 1910 that, “A new building may occupy the vacant lots on South Jackson street at no distant date.”