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Monroe is located in the historic Jazz Workshop building where many legends performed and recorded live albums; Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk, and Johnny Coltrane to name a few. In 1959 while performing a live set, comedian Lenny Bruce was famously arrested onstage by SFPD for public indecency, after an offended audience member called in a complaint about his raunchy language.

The City of San Francisco installed a historical marker on the property in 2018.