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

102 West Court Avenue

c.1860

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 102 West Court Avenue Marker
Inscription.

This is the sole pre-Civil War commercial building that remains on the square. This building illustrates the art of the stone cutter as practiced in the 1850's and 1860's using native limestone.

Originally, this building was a tannery. Hides were soaked in the recessed area of the basement floor. The attic had a six to eight inch layer of dirt for insulation, probably to help keep the pelts cool. This dirt was removed in 1997 when the second floor was remodeled.

The building has also housed a cigar factory, a printing business, a beauty shop, the Farm Bureau, a restaurant, and an abstract office.

1999 Sesquicentennial Project
 
Erected 1999 by Madison County Antique Association and Central Iowa Tourism Region.
 
Location. 41° 20.061′ N, 94° 0.882′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Avenue and 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Court Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is opposite the SW corner of the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 West Court Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 52 Court Avenue (a few steps from this marker);
102 West Court Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 102 West Court Avenue and Marker
102 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 54 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 106 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Court Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 108 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 60 Court 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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
102 West Court Avenue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
3. 102 West Court Avenue
 
 
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 318 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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