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

118 North 1st Avenue

c.1895

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 118 North 1st Avenue Marker
Inscription.

Before the present brick building was built, Atkison & Hutchings Real Estate Agents, the Amazon Refreshment Stand, a market, and a U.S. Express office were tenants in a small wood frame building that stood on this lot. The current building housed a book and jewelry store, as well as beauty shops and ladies ready-to-wear stores prior to the 1962 expansion of Montross Pharmacy. At that time, the soda fountain was moved into this building, and a few years later, a dining room was added in the back. When the high school was two blocks south of the town square, Montross Pharmacy was a popular place for teenagers to meet after school. In 2000, this was the first Winterset eating establishment to ban smoking. The second floor has apartments and it once housed two doctors' offices as well.
 
Erected 2008 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.109′ N, 94° 0.882′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on 1st Avenue north of Court Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Building is on the west side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North 1st Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
118 North 1st Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 118 North 1st Avenue and Marker
distance of this marker. 120-122 North 1st Avenue (here, next to this marker); 116 North 1st Avenue (here, next to this marker); 114 North First Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 124 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 112 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 110 North First Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 108 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 51 Jefferson Street (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 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on April 5, 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 April 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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