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

109 John Wayne Drive

c.1914

 
 
109 John Wayne Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 109 John Wayne Drive Marker
Inscription.

1n 1886 there was a restaurant in the north side of the original building and a harness shop in the south side. A dry goods store in the north side and a jewelry store in the south side occupied the double store building in 1899. The Evening Star Lodge #43 purchased the original one-story structure in 1911. The second story was added in 1914, and has been occupied by the Masonic Temple since that time.

The main level of the building has been leased by a variety of merchants. In 1916 there was a hardware store in the front and a tin shop in the back. The United Food Market, Winterset's first self-serve grocery, moved to this location in 1926. Owner H. A. Ross's new concept allowed customers to hand-select their own food items, with the promise of lower prices.

In the early 1960s the Western Auto Store, operated by Blair Weidman, moved to the first floor of this building. In 1967, that business was purchased by Don and Phyllis Clark who added a bike shop as well. The Clarks saw the need for a different type of business in the 1980s, and launched Clark's New and Use Furniture. One of their delivery men, Shawn Honnold, bought the business in 2001 and renamed it Shawn's Furniture.
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location.
109 John Wayne Drive and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 109 John Wayne Drive and Marker
41° 20.089′ N, 94° 0.795′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on John Wayne Drive north of Court Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Building is on the east side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 North John Wayne Drive, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 107 John Wayne Drive (here, next to this marker); 105 North John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 113 John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 103 North John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 115 John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 101 North John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 117 North John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 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 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 18 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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