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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe County, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Monroe County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Monroe County, IA (33) Appanoose County, IA (4) Davis County, IA (3) Lucas County, IA (2) Mahaska County, IA (1) Marion County, IA (5) Wapello County, IA (16) Wayne County, IA (4)  MonroeCounty(33) Monroe County (33)  AppanooseCounty(4) Appanoose County (4)  DavisCounty(3) Davis County (3)  LucasCounty(2) Lucas County (2)  MahaskaCounty(1) Mahaska County (1)  MarionCounty(5) Marion County (5)  WapelloCounty(16) Wapello County (16)  WayneCounty(4) Wayne County (4)
Albia is the county seat for Monroe County
Adjacent to Monroe County, Iowa
      Appanoose County (4)  
      Davis County (3)  
      Lucas County (2)  
      Mahaska County (1)  
      Marion County (5)  
      Wapello County (16)  
      Wayne County (4)  
 
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1Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — 14 South Main Street
This building is believed to be the first brick building built on the Square and could have been here as early as 1855. Early pictures show the building with arched windows, a corbeled brick cornice and a simple store front design with wood canopy. . . . Map (db m187833) HM
2Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — 18-20 South Main Street
Built in 1900 this building was a double front building. Around 1905 it was remodeled into one store. Astor Masonic Lodge 505 has been located on the second floor since 1922. The building’s most unique architecture features are the brick . . . Map (db m187841) HM
3Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — 20-22 Washington Avenue East
This building dates back before 1886 and up until 1959 was used as a grocery store. Despite losing the original store front this building is still a contributing structure. It fits into the district because it has a recessed entrance which was a . . . Map (db m187870) HM
4Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — 20-24 South Main Street
This building was also built in 1886. Unlike its neighbor it relied more on lower cost elements for architectural detailing. Notice the brick hoodmolds on the building which were not costly but added a degree of class to the building. The . . . Map (db m187842) HM
5Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — 8-10 South Main Street
This building was built in 1879 by pioneer attorney John S. Townsend who owned many buildings himself and with his law partner T. B. Perry Sr. This utilitarian style double front building has housed a number of service and retail businesses. The . . . Map (db m187697) HM
6Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — A Stand for the Band1995
Developer: Albia Historic Preservation Board Architect: Daniel R. Hunt Contractor: Conley Construction, Inc. The Albia community’s effort to create a new bandstand reminiscent of an early structure, attractive architecturally, and user-friendly, . . . Map (db m187688) HM
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7Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Albia Freedom Rock Veterans MemorialHonoring Monroe County Veterans — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —
. . . Map (db m177196) WM
8Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Albia Square and Commercial Historic District
Welcome to our Historic District. We hope this self-guided walking tour will be both interesting and educational. To begin the tour, please take one of the tour guides from the box below and follow the enclosed map. Thanks for spending time with . . . Map (db m187691) HM
9Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Albia State Bank Building
Despite having a façade from the early 1900’s this building was actually built before 1886. The new front was put on in 1903 by the Albia State Bank after fire ruined much of the building. This new façade is representative of the influence that the . . . Map (db m187903) HM
10Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — E. W. Byers Building
This building was built in 1883 and until the 1930’s had two store fronts. It was then remodeled for one store. Over the years it has been home to a number of businesses from a restaurant & bakery to a boot & shoe store. One of the traits that . . . Map (db m187869) HM
11Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Edward Doughtery & Son Building
This Italianate building was built in 1886 by Edward Doughtery. Following completion he moved his furniture and undertaking business, that he had started in 1873, into this location. Around 1900 Doughtery moved his business again, this time to . . . Map (db m187695) HM
12Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Fish & Elliot / Duncan Building
Built in 1869, this building originally was red brick and had three second story windows arched at the top. In 1912 Mark and Minnie Duncan purchased the building. At that time they remodeled it as it appears today. The upper windows were changed . . . Map (db m188094) HM
13Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Hennion Block
This original two story building is believed to have been built between 1890-1898 and occupies the site of one of Albia’s early livery stables. Fire maps show a livery south of this building as late as 1913. The owner, M. E. Hennion was a pioneer . . . Map (db m187898) HM
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14Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Iowa Bank Building
Built around 1869 this building was originally the west third of the J.C. Morrison Block until 1922 when it was completely gutted and rebuilt by the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank. The present building is a textbook example of bank design from the . . . Map (db m187701) HM
15Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — J. C. Morrison Block
Despite several alterations to the first floor this block still retains its original Italianate character. Originally this block was made up of three sections. But in 1922 the west third was completely gutted and remodeled for use as a bank. It . . . Map (db m187694) HM
16Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — J. H. Love's New Block
Along with many of the other buildings in this block, this building had to be remodeled after a fire in 1903 and does not have the same façade that it had when it was built in 1894. If you look at the south side of the building you can see some of . . . Map (db m187899) HM
17Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Miller-Loeb Block
This building is one of four key structures in the Albia Historic District. It is important to the district for a number of reasons. Among those are that it is the only building in the district to retain its original wood cornice. That cornice is . . . Map (db m188095) HM
18Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Monroe County Civil War Monument
Erected to the memory of our fallen heroes of 1861-1865Map (db m187692) WM
19Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Monroe County Courthouse
The first time court was held in Monroe County it was convened in a log house at Clark’s Point, Judge Charles Mason presiding. There was no floor in the house and during the session the judge, the lawyers and the court officials slept on the . . . Map (db m187700) HM
20Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — National Bank Block
Built in 1875 by the Monroe County Bank, this is one of the least altered Italianate buildings in Albia. The store front features elegant Corinthian columns, especially appropriate on a chamfered entrance. The cast hoodmolds on the first floor are . . . Map (db m188096) HM
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21Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — New Loeb Building
This stone façade building shows the influence that the new courthouse had during the early 1900’s. This building has wonderful details especially the wheat garlands above the second story windows and the projecting cornice. From the time the . . . Map (db m187897) HM
22Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — New Perry Building
Built after the fire of 1904, this building relies on two features to separate it from the rest of the district. The color of its brick façade and the only example of the bead and reel motif in the district located below the cornice on the . . . Map (db m187895) HM
23Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Odd Fellows Temple
Despite being built in 1893 this building’s façade, like others, was remodeled at a later date. The remodeling took place first in 1903 and later in 1930 after fires destroyed much of the building, including the third floor in 1930. That fire was . . . Map (db m187900) HM
24Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — People's Savings Bank
The most notable fact about this building is that out of all of the buildings on the southwest side of the Square this was the only survivor of the fire of 1904. It was built around 1900 by the People’s Savings Bank serving as their headquarters . . . Map (db m187872) HM
25Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Samuel Nobel Block
This building was built by Samuel Nobel in 1890. He was born November 30, 1819 in Hunting Co., Pennsylvania. In 1845 he moved to Fairfield, Iowa and four years later moved to Albia. At that time he started a dry goods store and ran that until 1865. . . . Map (db m188097) HM
26Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Samuel Nobel Building
Built by 1891 this two story double front building has housed a number of businesses over the years. It is thought that the businesses who would lease the building may have been allowed to choose some of the elements of the building front as the . . . Map (db m188098) HM
27Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Seaman & Clark Building
Some years ago this building lost much of its architectural character when its cornice was removed. Despite that it still retains its brick hoodmolds, corbeled cornice, and stringcourse. Built by 1886 this building was a grocery store for a good . . . Map (db m187699) HM
28Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Skean's Block
Built in 1889 by early Albia merchant, Elmer Skean, this building first served as a grocery store on the east side and as a boot and shoe store on the west side. By 1896 Skean had his own business in the east half and owned part of the business . . . Map (db m188099) HM
29Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — T. Caroline Acheson Building
During this time period one of the best ways to invest your money was to put it in real estate. Acheson was one of several business people in Albia that followed this belief. After her husband, a local doctor, passed away she built a two story . . . Map (db m187896) HM
30Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — Townsend's Corner Block
This building has the distinction of being built to replace the last frame buildings on the Square which burned January 1902. Later that same year Albia Attorney Fred Townsend built a triple front building on that site to replace ones that burned. . . . Map (db m187696) HM
31Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — W. H. Kreger Building
This three front building was built by 1886. Its notable architecture details are the metal cornice, corbeled brick frieze and brick hoodmolds. This building has housed a variety of businesses including a clothing store, boot & shoe store, piano . . . Map (db m187698) HM
32Iowa (Monroe County), Albia — William Moon & Son / James Phenney Building
This building like others from its period, was built in Italianate style. This one features cast hoodmolds, a metal cornice and an almost original second story. Although this appears to be one building it was originally two. The north half was . . . Map (db m188093) HM
33Iowa (Monroe County), Lovilia — Buxton
Near the location of this marker is the site of Buxton, once the largest town in Monroe County. A coal boom town, it was founded in 1900 by the railroad which operated the five mines in the vicinity. At its peak, Buxton numbered over 6,000 . . . Map (db m176639) HM
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022