112 North 1st Avenue

112 North 1st Avenue (HM1DRE)

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

N 41° 20.096', W 94° 0.882'

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circa 1874

T.S. Mardis constructed this building and most of the brick structures facing the square. Dry goods and boots and shoes were sold here in the 1880's. By the 1890's the first floor was a hardware store with a tin shop in the back. For the next 60 years, some of the hardware proprietors were Benge, Cummings, King, Mills, Shoemaker, Stroeber, and Kirkham.

The second floor was used as office space. During the mid-1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a sewing room on the second floor. Fabric was supplied by the government and volunteers made clothing for the CCC workers.

From the 1960's until the present (2006) the building has been a jewelry and gift store. The leaves that originally topped the pilasters rusted, so about 1970, jeweler Gene Trask sculpted the faced that now adorn the pilasters.
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HM NumberHM1DRE
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 415095 N 4576435
Decimal Degrees41.33493333, -94.01470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.096', W 94° 0.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 5.76" N, 94° 0' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-122 N 1st Ave, Winterset IA 50273, US
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