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

68 Court Avenue

c.1870

 
 
68 Court Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 68 Court Avenue Marker
Inscription.

This building was a hardware store in 1886. In the early 1900s H. N. Shaw moved his dry goods store from the west side of the square to this site.

From 1931 to 1997 the J. C. Penney department store was in business here. An advertisement that ran in the Madisonian in the 1950s touted its long-running success this way, "At Penney's we offer no expensive frills such as charge accounts, delivery service, or fancy wrapping."

In 1997, Adel & Winterset Appliance occupied this building, followed by Islandcarragh Rose (gift and home décor), and Lori Nordstrom (photography).
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.061′ N, 94° 0.828′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on Court Avenue west of John Wayne Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Building is on the south side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 East Court Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 66 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 64 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 60 Court Avenue
68 Court Avenue J. C. Penney Entrance Tiling image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 68 Court Avenue J. C. Penney Entrance Tiling
(within shouting distance of this marker); 70, 72, 74 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 54 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 101 North John Wayne Drive (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 April 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
68 Court Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
3. 68 Court Avenue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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