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

101 East Jefferson

c.1914

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 101 East Jefferson Marker
Inscription.

The Winterset Savings Bank was established in 1902 and moved into this building in 1914. Sam C. Smith's law office was also in this building, and he served as the bank president for a period dating from 1926.

This building served as City Hall from the 1940s to 2003. The police station was also located here. There was a barber shop in the basement as well as the "comfort station." This area featured an attended restroom and lounge with chairs for weary shoppers.

In 1938 the General Insurance Agency was in business here and ran an ad offering loans of "$50 and up" for furniture, livestock, and other personal property." By the 1950s other professionals had taken space in the building, including lawyers Charles VanWerden and Gordan Darling. In 1980 the Winterset Chamber of Commerce and the Covered Bridge Festival Committee moved to new offices from the second floor of this building.

The investment and accounting firm, Shahan Walsh, has occupied this building since 2003.
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.131′ N, 94° 0.795′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of John Wayne Drive and Jefferson Street
101 East Jefferson Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 101 East Jefferson Street and Marker
, on the right when traveling north on John Wayne Drive. Click for map. Building is northeast opposite the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 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. 106 East Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); 73 Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); 121 John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 71 Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 69 Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 North John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 67 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 117 North John Wayne Drive (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 333 times since then and 19 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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