Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue
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Looking west on Madison Avenue, you can see the street trolley cars and the horse and buggies. The architecture of the buildings remains the same 110 years later.
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The Iola State Bank building was very modern for its time. In the "Depression" of the 1930s the Iola State Bank had a buzzer system connected to Stanley Toland's law office located in the upstairs of the adjoining building to the south. Mr. Toland, who grew up on a farm, was handy with a rifle, and if the buzzer rang, he was to lean out of his office window and shoot any fleeing robbers! Fortunately, he never had to.
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
Location. 37° 55.302′ N, 95° 24.198′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the east side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 South Jefferson Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iola Colborn (here, next to this marker); EP Brigham (within shouting distance
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.