History and images have been compiled from various sources including, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley's 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb - An Ancestry.com Community and Ancestry.com family histories.

Home for the Aged and Infirm


1902 Home for the Aged and Infirm - Click to enlarge.
The circa 1902 photo of the Union County Home, "Poor House," or "Home for the Aged and Infirm" on Lancaster Avenue, was found in Stack & Beasley's Sketches of Monroe and Union County.  

Below is a circa 1912 image of the same building. 
Union County Home. Union County Poor House records go back to 1850.

Union County Home circa 1912
This was the site of Monroe High School from 1914 until 1921 
when it was replaced by Walter Bickett High School. 
CORRECTION PER PATRICIA POLAND: The building above was 
located off New Town Road and was not the building on Lancaster 
Avenue that was later used as the high school. Below is the building on 
Lancaster Avenue that was converted into the high school in 1912.

Lancaster Avenue building converted to Monroe High School in 1912
Walter Bickett High School circa 1921

2 comments:

  1. The middle photo is the County Home that was located off of New Town Road and not the building that was on Lancaster Avenue that was later used as the high school. The building on Lancaster, converted into the high school in 1912, can be seen at http://history.union.lib.nc.us/heritageroompictures/01172.htm
    -Patricia Poland, Union County Public Library

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    1. The middle photo that was the County Home off New Town Rd, is that the same location where Elizabethan Gardens now stands?

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