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Bidding for Historic Fixer in Monrovia Starts at $670K

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A handsome example of an architectural style rarely seen in Southern California

Monrovia might be a little off the beaten path for some Angelenos, but it has plenty of history and, now, its own stop on the Gold Line extension. The city also has this charming Foursquare home, originally constructed in 1906. And by that we mean that the home is in the city, but also that the City of Monrovia owns the home (most recently it’s been used as office space). The 2,331-square-foot historically protected home is known as the Tillapaugh House, and it can be yours for at least $670,000. That’s the minimum bid in a city-sanctioned sale of the 110-year-old residence.

According to the city, the home served as the headquarters of the Monrovia chapter of the American Red Cross from 1951 to 1995.

Features of the three-bedroom home include hardwood floors, a detached garage, and a roomy front deck. Not included? A full bathroom. Per the listing, the home is "in need of repairs," and many of its rooms don’t seem to have gotten a major update in decades. Still, from the exterior, the home is a very handsome example of an architectural style rarely seen in Southern California.