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

101 North John Wayne Drive

c.1870

 
 
101 North John Wayne Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 101 North John Wayne Drive Marker
Inscription.

In the early 1850's this was the site of Winterset's first hotel. Berger's Hotel was a story-and-a-half log cabin that soon became a stagecoach stop.

Later known as the Bare Block, this building has had many businesses: several grocery stores, a cigar factory, sign painting, a barber shop, a tailor shop, a shoe shine shop, boots and shoes, and restaurants. J.O. Bare's was a favorite place for children to buy candy in the early 1900's.

Winterset's first gasoline pump was inside two small wooden doors on the south side of this building. The gas was pumped from the large tank into a five gallon can, taken to the curb, and poured into the cars.

1999 Sesquicentennial Project
 
Erected 1999 by Madison County Antique Association and Central Iowa Tourism Region.
 
Location. 41° 20.074′ N, 94° 0.796′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of John Wayne Drive and Court Avenue, on the right when traveling north on John Wayne Drive. Click for map. Building is on the east side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North John Wayne Drive, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
101 North John Wayne Drive and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 101 North John Wayne Drive and Marker
of this marker. 103 North John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 105 North John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 107 John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 109 John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 70, 72, 74 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 113 John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 68 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 115 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 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 30, 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 269 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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