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

51 Jefferson Street

circa 1880

 
 
51 Jefferson Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 51 Jefferson Street Marker
Inscription.

In the Civil War days, the county jail stood here. It was a two story log cabin and was entered on the second floor, by an exterior stairway. Two banks occupied the first floor of the current building; Citizens National Bank, and later First National Bank. It has also served as the Farm Bureau, law offices, a women's clothing store, beauty shop, and a bookstore. A barber shop operated out of the basement for many years.

An abstract office, law offices and apartments have been on the second floor. After the rear section of the building was added, it was home to the Selective Service, a justice of the peace, veterinary offices, various doctors' offices, a beauty shop, a bakery, and a barber shop.
 
Erected 2006 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.131′ N, 94° 0.866′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Building is on the north side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 East Jefferson Street, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 53 Jefferson Street
51 Jefferson Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 51 Jefferson Street and Marker
Marker on wall near corner entrance
(a few steps from this marker); 55 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 57 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 59 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 124 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 61 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 120-122 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 63 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winterset.
 
Also see . . .
1. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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