61 Jefferson Street

61 Jefferson Street (HM1DJ0)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 20.131', W 94° 0.838'

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circa 1875

Eli Cox, builder of several local covered bridges, had the contract to build this structure. During the construction, gas pipes were incorporated in anticipation of soon having a source for lighting. The Opera House was originally on the second floor of this building and the buildings immediately east and west of this one. There were platforms and seating for 450-500 people. The City Hall was upstairs behind the Opera House.

From 1876 until the present (2006), the main floor of this building has been a restaurant. According to local legend, during Prohibition in the 1920's, one could purchase a pint of alcohol and receive it in a cigar box. Alcohol was also available in a cup of coffee. In 1994, several scenes from the movie "The Bridges of Madison County" were filmed at the Northside Cafe.
HM NumberHM1DJ0
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 415157 N 4576499
Decimal Degrees41.33551667, -94.01396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.131', W 94° 0.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 7.86" N, 94° 0' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 W Jefferson St, Winterset IA 50273, US
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