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Monroe Street (M125)

Basics
Length:
2.06 miles (3 km)
Time:
10 minutes
Fees:
No fees are required to drive the byway.

Description

Monroe Street is a unique reflection of more than 200 years of development, adaptation and growth. It is a cultural landscape that connects the community - from the oldest families to the newest residents; from the earliest French settlement to a period when the community, as a point of debarkation on Lake Erie, was poised for explosive growth; from elation as hometown to genuine war hero to the sorrow of his later demise - it's the story that's told along Monroe Street.

Driving, walking or cycling along Monroe Street provides the visitor with an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a mix of residential, religious and commercial landmarks and structures, as well as natural resources such as the historic River Raisin, known by Native Americans as Numaseppee or River of Sturgeon.

Monroe Street represents this community's history and culture. It reflects man's impressions upon nature and his willingness to modify, reshape and in some cases completely redo what he found, resulting in the creation of a cultural landscape that is uniquely Monroe.

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

220 - 222 North Monroe Street (MI)

An interesting and rather unique structure to the midwest,

Directions

1.08 mi along route.

Inter-Urban Streetcar Barn (MI)

Brick structure built in the 1890s as a part of the Detroit-Toledo inter-urban transportation network.

Directions

Located near the intersection of Monroe Street and Elm Avenue 1.19 miles along route.

Joe's Service Station (MI)

This 1933 Standard Oil Gas Station built in the Spanish Revival style is a superbly-preserved example of the 'corner gas station.' In continuous operation for the past 64 years, the structure has remained true to its intended use.

Directions

Located at 405 S. Monroe Street, 1.66 miles along route, in the Old Village Historic District.

Memorial Place (MI)

Monument honoring the Kentuckians and pioneers who lost their lives at the Battle of the River Raisin and the River Raisin Massacre.

Directions

Located at the Southwest corner of Monroe and West 7th Streets, 1.82 miles along the route.

Spanish - American War Memorial (MI)

Monument commemorating the veterans of the Spanish - American war.

Directions

Located 1.19 miles along route.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (MI)

Historic Catholic Church completed in 1874.

Directions

Located at 511 S. Monroe Street, 1.73 miles along route.

St. Joseph Cemetery (MI)

Historic cemetary associated with the early St. Antoine Church of Frenchtown.

Directions

Located 0.42 miles along route

St. Mary's Cemetery/Old Burial Ground (MI)

Veterans from both the Revolutionary war and the War of 1812 are buried here, as well as many of the early French and Irish residents.

Directions

Located 0.63 miles along route.

St. Mary's Church (MI)

The parish of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception was founded in October of 1788.

The St. Mary's Church Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Directions

Located 1.2 miles along the route.

Statue of the Recording Angel (MI)

Directions

Standing at the southeast corner of St. Mary's Church, 1.22 miles along the route.

Statue of the Recording Angel (MI)

This statue, which stands at the southeast corner of the church, was the first commemorative statue in Monroe. It was unveiled on Thanksgiving Day, November 10, 1889 -- one year after the centennial of St. Mary's Parish.

Directions

Standing at the southeast corner of St. Mary's Church, 1.22 miles along the route.

Details

Length:
2.06 miles (3 km)
Time:
10 minutes
Main Roads:
M-125 N
Fees:
No fees are required to drive the byway.

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