The Monroe Country Club, Circa 1913

Australia comes through again! This time, with two exterior shots of the Monroe Country Club.

I have posted in the past links to some interior shots of this building also found in Australia. What brought this to mind, is that in January, my boss Cyndy brought down a file she found in Special Collections, showing the architectural plans for this building. A letter included with the file states the plans came from Northwestern University in Chicago and that it was designed by W.B. GRIFFIN! My jaw dropped. The plans were labeled “Monroe Club” and the writer didn’t think the building was constructed. Both Cyndy and I agreed that the plans were the Country Club and it HAD been built! It later became the Zeigin house, which was torn down to make way for the levee. WOW! That makes TWO buildings in Monroe designed by the famous architect!

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