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Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

South Washington Street Businesses

 
 
South Washington Street Businesses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. South Washington Street Businesses Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
This view is looking north on Washington Avenue from Madison Avenue. These buildings are made of stone and wood, as many buildings were prior to the many brick plants of Iola. Notice the wood plank sidewalks. This gave the customers a place to scrape the mud off their shoes prior to shopping.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
Looking south on Washington Avenue from West Street, note the buildings are mostly constructed of brick. Most of these buildings were destroyed by a fire in August of 1990.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.319′ N, 95° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Washington Street south of West Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 South Washington Street, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fred Horton (here, next to this marker); Boyhood Home of General Funston (here, next to this marker); Views of Madison Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Frederick Funston

South Washington Street Businesses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. South Washington Street Businesses Marker
Boyhood home of General Funston at far right of photo
(within shouting distance of this marker); Founders of the Iola Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup Bank and North Washington Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Nimrod Hankins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intersection of Madison and Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .  History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, 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 May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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