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

114 North First Avenue

c.1865

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 114 North First Avenue Marker
Inscription.

Over the years, this building has housed several businesses including "furnishing goods," a tailor shop, a piano store, a jewelry store, a bank, and an abstract office.

In 1864, the post office was in a wooden structure on this lot.

For many years in the late 1800's, The Winterset Madisonian newspaper office was on the second floor. Access to the second floor was gained from an outside stairway on the south side of the building. The stairway differed from most outside stairways in that it rose from both the front and the back of the building to a landing at the outside door on the second floor. In 1896 a gasoline engine powering the printing press exploded and caused a fire.

1999 Sesquicentennial Project
 
Erected 1999 by Madison County Antique Association and Central Iowa Tourism Region.
 
Location. 41° 20.101′ N, 94° 0.882′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on 1st Avenue north of Court Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Building is on the west side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North 1st Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
114 North First Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 114 North First Avenue and Marker
. 116 North 1st Avenue (here, next to this marker); 112 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 118 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 110 North First Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 120-122 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 108 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 124 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 106 North 1st 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 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on April 5, 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 249 times since then and 20 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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