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

116 West Ashland

 
 
116 West Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. 116 West Ashland Marker
Inscription.  This building was built in 1898 as part of the single story "Eno Block." These buildings were identical in appearance with ornate cornice work created by local masons. While relatively small, only 24x80 feet each, these storefronts allowed small business owners to get a start in the Indianola community.

One such business was Peck's Grocery. When it opened there were grocers on every side of the square touting "good goods at the lowest prices." However, the citizens of Indianola were loyal customers to the people who ran these small shops, and Peck's enjoyed a long success here. After the close of the grocery, the business changed to that of variety store, or more popularly known as a Five and Dime (see photo above). One chain of such stores — Ben Franklin, resided here for over 25 years.

After the departure of the Ben Franklin store, 116 became a senior center and youth recreation facility. While much needed, rent and taxes became even higher during the early 1970's. Therefore in 1976, as Indianola was growing as a suburb despite the oil crisis, Iowa Realty opened offices here and remained for the next fifteen years.

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the last twenty years 116 West Ashland has been home to Copy Plus. Citizens of Indianola and Simpson College students alike have enjoyed the variety of services provided here including binding, laminating, copies, fax and UPS services. In a day of ever advancing technology Indianola is grateful to have all of these services in one location. We wish them a successful future for many years to come.
 
Erected by Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; Girl Scouts Troop 225; and Copy Plus. (Marker Number 817-A.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 41° 21.687′ N, 93° 33.704′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Iowa, in Warren County. Marker is on West Ashland Avenue west of North Howard Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the right/east corner of the front façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 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. 118 West Ashland (here, next to this marker); 120 West Ashland (a few steps from this marker); 122 West Ashland (a few steps from this marker); 124 West Ashland (within shouting
116 West Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
2. 116 West Ashland Marker
distance of this marker); 126 West Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); 104 West Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 West Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 West Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Warren County Courthouse Square
 
116 West Ashland Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. 116 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 93 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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