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Indianola in Warren County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

100 West Ashland

 
 
100 West Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. 100 West Ashland Marker
Inscription.  After much fundraising, ground was secured for this structure and construction began in the spring of 1876. A race was on to see which building would he completed first — the Hotel Block or the Jacoby Block next door — the hotel won. In December the Central House opened and rooms were rented to the many visitors and college students of the times. In 1923 a huge fire consumed parts of all four store fronts and as a result the third story was removed. Since that time the apartments have continuously refitted to meet the needs of Indianola citizens.

The First National Bank made its new home on the first floor here at 100 West Madison as it was called then. The bank had been in business since 1871 but was later doomed to fail in the Depression era. After the final collapse of the bank in 1932, the Fisher & Hickman Abstract Company set up here. In 1969 Hickman merged with Wilkinson Real Estate and after nine years together, the Warren County Abstract Company took over their books. They remain in business today off the square.

The most recent resident of 100 West Ashland, Salon Panache, celebrates its 25th year in business at the
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Erected by Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; Girl Scouts Troop 225; and Salon Panache. (Marker Number 822-B.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 41° 21.686′ N, 93° 33.664′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Iowa, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ashland Avenue and North Howard Street, on the right when traveling west on West Ashland Avenue. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the southeast corner entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Ashland Avenue, Indianola IA 50125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 102 West Ashland (here, next to this marker); 104 West Ashland (a few steps from this marker); 126 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 124 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 122 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 120 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 118 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 116 West Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Related markers.
Marker detail: Original Three-story Appearance image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Original Three-story Appearance
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Warren County Courthouse Square
 
100 West Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. 100 West Ashland Marker
100 West Ashland<br>(<i>south façade, window detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
4. 100 West Ashland
(south façade, window detail)
100 West Ashland Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
5. 100 West Ashland Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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