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

118 North Howard

 
 
118 North Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. 118 North Howard Marker
Inscription.  Mr. William Buxton, a wealthy farmer and great contributor to the business community of Indianola, built this building in 1895. Its first resident, according to the Indianola City Directory of 1896 was the Butler and Miller Jewelry. After Butler & Miller closed in 1907 this address became a series of confectioneries. The first business kept the name M. Varela Candy Kitchen for only a year before becoming the Indianola Kandy Kitchen. For the next 20 years kids and families alike enjoyed the sweets and atmosphere. In 1928 the Stump family took over ownership and the Kandy Kitchen eventually became known as Stump's Café (see photo above).

After the end of World War II, Pete and Wilda Seiler opened a bakery at this location. Many people still remember stopping by for doughnuts before school or for a lunch break from a busy day on the square. After more than 25 years in operation, the bakery closed making way for Pete's Pizza to open. Pete's is enjoying a long residence at this location having opened its doors in 1974 and remains open at the time of this plaque's creation.
 
Erected by Warren County
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Philanthropic Partnership; Girl Scouts Troop 225; and Pete's Pizza. (Marker Number 1210.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 41° 21.661′ 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 eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the left/north corner of the front façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Howard Street, 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. 120 North Howard (here, next to this marker); 122 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 116 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 124 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 114 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 112 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 126 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 110 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
 
Marker detail: Stump's Café image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Stump's Café
118 North Howard Storefront image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. 118 North Howard Storefront
(marker is mounted on left/north corner)
118 North Howard Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
4. 118 North Howard Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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