Harlan in Shelby County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
— 1022 6th Street —
housed Koolbeck’s Restaurant.
Listed in the National Register
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 41° 39.471′ N, 95° 19.056′ W. Marker is in Harlan, Iowa, in Shelby County. Marker is on 6th Street north of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the right/south corner of the front façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 6th Street, Harlan IA 51537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weber Building (here, next to this marker); Baughn Building (a few steps from this marker); Donnan Building (a few steps from this marker); T.R. Westrope Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers & Merchants Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Book Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Baughn Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harlan.
Regarding Koolbeck Building. Contributing property, Harlan Courthouse Square Commercial District, National Register of Historic Places #94001099.
From the NRHP nomination: This two-story brick building reflects the design of the adjacent Weber Building in its rounded bay window on the second floor and the circular vents at attic level. It differs only in the lack of a metal cornice and the stone veneer of the façade, although it does have rusticated red sandstone trim and red-colored mortar. As such, it conforms to a simple expression of the Italianate/Romanesque stylistic influences of the other buildings around the square. The interior of the second floor retains a few original details including woodwork and pocket doors. It was built following the fire of 1899 and housed John Koolbeck's restaurant from 1901-c.1918. It later housed a barber shop and pool hall and was known as Walt's Beer and Pool Parlor in the 1940s.
Related markers.list of markers that are related to this marker. Harlan Courthouse Square Commercial District
Also see . . . Harlan Courthouse Square Commercial District. The historic district covers most of the city's central business district in the original town plat. Most of the buildings are two-story, brick commercial buildings. Commercial Italianate and Queen Anne styles are dominant. (Submitted on January 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.