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

106 East Jefferson

c.1880

 
 
106 East Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 106 East Jefferson Marker
Inscription.

Prior to the construction of this brick building Kerr and Boyd operated a grocery store here. They advertised "Staple and Fancy Groceries" as early as 1874. When Mr. Boyd retired, and Kerr's son joined him, the letter "d" in Boyd was painted over and the sign then read "Kerr and Boy."

In 1875, Kerr and Son sold to Miller Brothers. The building continued to serve as a grocery store. Everett Clark began working for owners McAndrew and Eldridge in 1896, and became sole owner of the store in 1920. Around 1925 John N. Hartley moved his law offices to the upper floor.

This building later housed the Farmers Market. Their 1938 advertisement offered "3 pounds of popcorn for 19 cents." This grocery store remained here for several years, followed by a meat market, Townsend Seed, and El Dorado, a teen center started by a local teacher in the mid-1950s. Later, other businesses including a beauty salon, and The Shopper occupied the first floor.

The current owner, S. James Smith, of McGowen, Hurst, Clark, & Smith P.C., a CPA firm, moved here in 1988.
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.121′ N, 94° 0.795′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County
106 East Jefferson Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 106 East Jefferson Street and Marker
Marker is on John Wayne Drive side of building
. Marker is at the intersection of John Wayne Drive and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on John Wayne Drive. Touch for map. Building is on the east side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 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. 121 John Wayne Drive (here, next to this marker); 101 East Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); 119 North John Wayne Drive (a few steps from this marker); 117 North John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 73 Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 115 John Wayne Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); 71 Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 69 Jefferson (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 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 22, 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 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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