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Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue

 
 
Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
Looking west on Madison Avenue, you can see the street trolley cars and the horse and buggies. The architecture of the buildings remains the same 110 years later.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
The Iola State Bank building was very modern for its time. In the "Depression" of the 1930s the Iola State Bank had a buzzer system connected to Stanley Toland's law office located in the upstairs of the adjoining building to the south. Mr. Toland, who grew up on a farm, was handy with a rifle, and if the buzzer rang, he was to lean out of his office window and shoot any fleeing robbers! Fortunately, he never had to.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.302′ N, 95° 24.198′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 South Jefferson Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iola Colborn (here, next to this marker); EP Brigham (within shouting distance

Iola State Bank, Madison Avenue, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Iola State Bank, Madison Avenue, and Marker
of this marker); South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); East Madison Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.W. Beck (about 300 feet away); North Jefferson Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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