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

120 North Howard

 
 
120 North Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
1. 120 North Howard Marker
Inscription.  In September 1900, Messrs. Meek and Robertson finished construction and moved into this building. Together their haberdashery business enjoyed a long success until Mr. Robertson's retirement in 1923. The store remained open under the Meek name but was managed by F. H. Eckert until 1926 when Mr. Eckert bought the business and moved to the end of the block.

From 1926 to 1948 the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, more popularly known as the A&P, lived here. The building remained a grocery store under the name The People's Market until Dr. Carl Lundahl opened a chiropractic clinic in 1956. His clinic served Indianola patients for 17 years until 1972. After a brief vacancy, Hogan's Sporting Goods opened in 1974 but lasted only three years.

After Hogan's closed, the Meek building became home to De Vore's Guitar Center for 24 years. The name of the store changed in 2000 and became known as Last Chance Guitars. In 2003 the business expanded its inventory and became Rusty's Music and Skate Center which remains open today.
 
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Troop 225; and Pete's Pizza. (Marker Number 1209.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1900.
 
Location. 41° 21.665′ 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: 120 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. 122 North Howard (here, next to this marker); 124 North Howard (here, next to this marker); 118 North Howard (here, next to this marker); 126 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 116 North Howard (a few steps from this marker); 114 North Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 112 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
 
120 North Howard Storefront image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
2. 120 North Howard Storefront
(marker is mounted on left/north corner)
120 North Howard Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 1, 2021
3. 120 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 78 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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