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

54 Court Avenue

c.1890

 
 
54 Court Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 54 Court Avenue Marker
Inscription.

Entrepreneur Edward Jones ran a general store on this property for several years in the mid-1800s. By 1871, he took on a partner, M. R. Tidrick, and then moved on to other ventures.

The Tidrick-Terrill Company owned and operated several businesses, including a furniture store, general store/grocery and undertaking business. When the Breeding family moved in upstairs around 1920 they shared their living quarters with the store owner's funeral supplies.

Breeding Hardware moved to this building's main level in 1927. In 1973, Breeding Hardware purchased this building and the one to the east and expanded their business which remained here until 1998.

Bill and Cindy Bortell opened Quilting from the Heart, a fabric and quilting supply store, in 1999. In 2003, Marianne Fons, Liz Porter and Dean Pieters purchased the building and opened Fons and Porter Quilt Supply. The building also houses the editorial offices of the nationally known Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. New Track Media currently owns the building.
 
Erected 2010 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.061′ N, 94° 0.861′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on
54 Court Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 54 Court Avenue and Marker
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: 54 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. 56 Court Avenue (here, next to this marker); 52 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 58 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 60 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 102 West Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 64 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 66 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 North 1st Avenue (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 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Welcome to Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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