60 Court Avenue

60 Court Avenue (HM1DQ5)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 20.06', W 94° 0.847'

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c.1880

Although this building appears to be one storefront, there are actually two separate buildings, and their histories intertwine. C. W. Eastman's Big Store first occupied this double storefront where dry goods were sold.

The Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters began meeting on the second floor in the late 1800s. Oscar Lucas ran the Lucas Grocery in the west side of the building in 1918. His brother-in-law, Gus Nehring, worked for him and bought the business in 1924 renaming it Nehring Brothers.

In 1917, Warren Smith owned a shoe store in the east side of the building and Ralph Thompson worked for him. Thompson continued to work for the next owner, Van Wagner & Bishop, and soon met co-worker E. H. Woody. The two bought the business in 1922 and established the Woody-Thompson shoe store, which operated here for more than 30 years.

Harrison's 5 & 10, a large variety store, opened in both the east and the west sides of the building in 1954. It featured a toyland that was the delight of any child. From 1959-1969, dentist Jerry Larsen's office was on the second floor. Since 1985, Madison County Medical Association, owned by Dr. Kevin de Regnier, has occupied this double storefront building.
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HM NumberHM1DQ5
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 415143 N 4576368
Decimal Degrees41.33433333, -94.01411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.06', W 94° 0.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 3.60" N, 94° 0' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 W Court Ave, Winterset IA 50273, US
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