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

East Madison Avenue Businesses

 
 
East Madison Avenue Businesses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. East Madison Avenue Businesses Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
This picture was taken in the early 50's looking east from the Madison Avenue and South Street intersection. Businesses on the block at that time were Cooksey Drug, JC Penney Co., Hoover Drug, Dr. Philip W. Waugh, Copening Jewelers, Harrison Shoe Store, Scott Self Service, and Iola State Bank.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
These two stores were owned by A.W. Beck. Anything from wagon repairs to furniture and piano sales took place on this block during that period.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.278′ N, 95° 24.249′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Madison Avenue east of South Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 East Madison Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.W. Beck (here, next to this marker); South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); George A. Bowlus (within

East Madison Avenue Businesses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. East Madison Avenue Businesses Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola Colborn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue (about 300 feet away); Nimrod Hankins (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .  History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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