Monroe Old Fellow & Rebekah Lodge
Located on the southwest corner of
State Rt. 7 & Monroe Ctr. Rd.
This photo is facing North.
This home was built by Julius Benson. It was a large pleasant home with
a ballroom upstairs. It was purchased in 1916 by Roy & Nora Dean who operated a store in the front part for about 2 years.
After Mrs. Deans death in 1918, Mr. Dean sold it to the Monroe I.O.O.F. who enlarged the ballroom & held public dances
every two weeks on Friday nights during the 20's, 30's & 40's. People danced to the the Van Gorder's Orchestra &
The Missouri Fox Hunters.