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

124 North 1st Avenue

c.1880

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 124 North 1st Avenue Marker
Inscription.

In 1869, a wood frame building stood on this lot, serving as a book store and the post office. The current brick building has housed a general store, a men's clothing store, and a chiropractic office in the front section of the main floor. From 1909 until 1999, the Kraft-King Company, later King's Clothing, occupied the premises. An interesting note: In the late 1920's, a line of women's silk hosiery was added to the clothing available for purchase in this men's clothing store.

The building's north side originally had an ornate outside stairway leading to the second floor. In 1889 the front area of the second floor was occupied by E.E. McCall, who dealt in land, loans, abstracts, and insurance. Two attorneys were in the back section upstairs, followed by a photography studio in the 1880's and '90's.
 
Erected 2008 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Location. 41° 20.12′ N, 94° 0.882′ W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on 1st Avenue. Touch for map. Building is on the west side of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 North 1st Avenue, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 124 North 1st Avenue and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 120-122 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 118 North 1st Avenue (a few steps from this marker); 116 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 51 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 114 North First Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 53 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 112 North 1st Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 55 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 252 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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