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

106 North Howard

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. 106 North Howard Marker
Inscription.  On November 24, 1881 the Indianola Weekly Herald announced that "H. T. Metcalf is now snugly fixed in his new grocery store on the east side of the square." It had only been constructed earlier that summer along with its neighbor the "Buxton Block." Mr. Metcalf had already established his grocery several years prior on East Main Street (now East Salem) but was caught up in the building fever taking place around the square that year.

After Mr. Metcalf, the grocery came under the management of Scanland & Lewis. Many newspaper ads referred to their business as "The Only East Side Grocers." In 1949, the Fair Store relocated to this address from the north side of the square. The store was the first to offer ready to wear clothing for solely women in Indianola — replacing dressmaking shops of earlier times.

After the Fair departed, Dodd's Clothing Store became the next resident of the storefront. Dodd's did not stay but for a few years and was replaced by Joan's Children's Clothing Store. The children's clothing business was very successful and finally closed after twenty-five years at this address in 1987.

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Shop opened upon the closure of Joan's. However, after only two years in business, 106 became empty for the next two years. Following the vacancy, a book store resided here briefly in 1992. The next resident was Karousel Gift Shoppe which remained in business for nearly a decade. After the gift shop closed in 2002, the building was vacant once more. In 2004 a new venture began here — Victoria's Cottage. They specialized in women's fashion, jewelry and accessories and were so successful they moved next door in 2008 into more spacious quarters. The most recent resident is Welcome Home, a store concentrating on antiques and primitives for use in home decorating.
 
Erected by Warren County Philanthropic Partnership; Girl Scouts Troop 225; and Welcome Home. (Marker Number 1214.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1881.
 
Location. 41° 21.638′ N, 93° 33.649′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Iowa, in Warren County. Marker is on North Howard Street north of East Salem Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at waist-level, directly on the left/north side of the subject building storefront. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 North Howard Street, Indianola IA 50125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
106 North Howard Storefront image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
2. 106 North Howard Storefront
(marker visible on left side)
walking distance of this marker. 108 North Howard (here, next to this marker); 110 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 102 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 112 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 114 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 100 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 116 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 118 North Howard (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
 
106 North Howard Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. 106 North Howard Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Dec. 9, 2023