102 West Court Avenue

102 West Court Avenue (HM1DQJ)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 20.061', W 94° 0.882'

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c.1860

This is the sole pre-Civil War commercial building that remains on the square. This building illustrates the art of the stone cutter as practiced in the 1850's and 1860's using native limestone.

Originally, this building was a tannery. Hides were soaked in the recessed area of the basement floor. The attic had a six to eight inch layer of dirt for insulation, probably to help keep the pelts cool. This dirt was removed in 1997 when the second floor was remodeled.

The building has also housed a cigar factory, a printing business, a beauty shop, the Farm Bureau, a restaurant, and an abstract office.

1999 Sesquicentennial Project
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HM NumberHM1DQJ
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association and Central Iowa Tourism Region
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 415094 N 4576370
Decimal Degrees41.33435000, -94.01470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.061', W 94° 0.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 3.66" N, 94° 0' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Court Ave, Winterset IA 50273, US
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