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Winterset in Madison County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

55 Jefferson Street

c. 1870

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 55 Jefferson Street Marker
Inscription.  
This lot, including the land west to the corner, was purchased for $22 dollars in 1849. From the mid-1880's until the early 1900's, O.D. Ames, then Joeckel Bros. Clothing stores were located in this building. Later, the John Catterlin Harness & Saddle Shop, then the E.E. Douglas Harness Shop occupied the premises. Nelson's Apparel, a women's clothing store, then a beauty parlor preceded Ritter Insurance which opened in this building in 1949.

For many years, the rear half of the building opened into the hardware store and later, the fabric shop that operated out of the building to the east.
 
Erected 2008 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 20.131′ N, 94° 0.853′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on Jefferson Street west of John Wayne Drive, on the right when traveling west. Building is on the north side of the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 East Jefferson Street, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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55 Jefferson Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 55 Jefferson Street and Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 53 Jefferson Street (here, next to this marker); 57 Jefferson Street (here, next to this marker); 59 Jefferson Street (here, next to this marker); 51 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 61 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 63 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 65 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 67 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winterset.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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