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Winterset in Madison County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

71 Jefferson

 
 
71 Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 71 Jefferson Marker
Inscription.

This middle section of the building has been occupied by a bakery, drug stores, a pool hall, a dry cleaner, an engineering firm, and restaurants, including the Black and White Restaurant and the China Cafe.

In earlier years, the second floor was used as an apartment. It has a skylight in the roof which helped provide natural light to the middle of the building in the years before there was electricity. [M]any of the buildings around the square originally had skylights, [E]lectric lights were first turned on in November, 1889 on Winterset's town square.

1999 Sesquicentennial Project
 
Erected 1999 by Madison County Antique Association and Central Iowa Tourism Region.
 
Location. 41° 20.131′ N, 94° 0.814′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and John Wayne Drive, on the right when traveling west on Jefferson Street. Click for map. Building is on the north side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 East Jefferson Street, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 69 Jefferson (here, next to this marker); 73 Jefferson
71 Jefferson and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 71 Jefferson and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 67 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 65 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 101 East Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 63 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 106 East Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 61 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Winterset.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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