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

The Wickery

 
 
The Wickery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2015
1. The Wickery Marker
Marker is well worn
Inscription.

Originally built as a watch house (wacht stube), in 1860, this structure has been used for a variety of purposes. The umbrella shop (schirm shop) was housed in this building for a period of time. Later the building housed the farmers' chicken shed (farmers' hühnerstall). The local farmers (non-Society) would bring their chickens to the Amana Store to be sold. The Store would hold the chickens in this structure until prices were optimum. This building was used as a warehouse in the 1930's. From 1942 to 1954, the Amana Post Office was located here. The belfry was added in July, 1936.
 
Location. 41° 48.009′ N, 91° 52.276′ W. Marker is in Amana, Iowa, in Iowa County. Marker is on 220th Trail west of 45th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4417 220th Trail, Amana IA 52203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amana General Store (a few steps from this marker); Ronneburg Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House and Woodshed (within shouting distance of this marker); Ackermann Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);

The Wickery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2015
2. The Wickery and Marker
Marker is in shadow between windows
Amana Colonies (about 400 feet away); Windmill House (about 600 feet away); Wohn Haus (about 600 feet away); Amana History (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amana.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Amana Colonies. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The History of Amana. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Amana Colonies National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 2, 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 November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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