Category Archives: Monroe County

Losing the Bee Hive Bowl

by Michael R. Allen The Bee Hive Bowl in Waterloo, Illinois is about to end its long battle with redevelopment. after being listed on the market for over three years, the shuttered bowling alley, located on Illinois Route 3 just … Continue reading

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The Metal Roofs of Waterloo

by Michael R. Allen I spent twelve pivotal years of my childhood living in Monroe, County Illinois, just southeast of the city of St. Louis. There I spent time taking in the historic architecture. Due to a mix of circumstances … Continue reading

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Monroe County Corn Crib Still in Use

by Michael R. Allen While driving in Monroe County, Illinois recently, I was delighted to find an intact historic corn crib still in use. This crib stands on the east side of Bluff Road between Fults and Kaskaskia roads. Corn … Continue reading

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