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

56 Court Avenue

c.1890

 
 
56 Court Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 56 Court Avenue Marker
Inscription.

This building and the structure to the west were owned and operated by the Tidrick-Terrill Company in the late 1800s. Their furniture store occupied this building for many years. An elevator in the back of the building was shared by the company's undertaking business next door.

In 1920, Breeding Hardware started here, but by 1927 it moved to the building to the west. Arthur Goshorn then purchased the building and moved his business, The Winterset News, to this location. He stated "in its new location The News will have one of the best equipped and best arranged printing offices in the state."

Jackson Electric occupied the premises in the late 1940s. It remained here until the early 1970s, when Breeding Hardware purchased the space in order to expand its business into both buildings.

In 1998, the building was sold to Weeks Properties, Inc., which ran an Iowa Realty office here until December, 2008. Currently the building is occupied by Bridges Financial Associates, Inc.
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.061′ N, 94° 0.856′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on Court Avenue west of John Wayne Drive, on the
56 Court Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 56 Court Avenue and Marker
left when traveling west. Click for map. Building is on the south side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 East Court Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 58 Court Avenue (here, next to this marker); 54 Court Avenue (here, next to this marker); 60 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 52 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 64 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 66 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 West Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 68 Court Avenue (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 April 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on April 3, 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 253 times since then and 3 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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