121 John Wayne Drive

121 John Wayne Drive (HM1DKE)

Location: Winterset, IA 50273 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 20.117', W 94° 0.795'

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This building was originally one story. It served as a meat market and then the Ideal Restaurant for a few years. Upon completion of the second story, the building became a theater and live vaudeville performances were held on stage.

In 1916, Bruce Pettit took over half interest of the Iowa Theatre, owned by R. C. Goshorn. Mr. Pettit later became the sole owner. Records show Eb Hayes as a proprietor as well.

The second story facade of the building remains nearly original. The marquee dates between 1920 and 1930. Inside, one stairway was removed, and most of the balcony was eventually closed. For the Winterset Centennial program in 1949, some of the seats were reupholstered with a new leather-type covering that was promised not to fade on customers' clothing.

The movie The Bridges of Madison County premiered at the Iowa Theatre in 1995.

Miles Derrick is the current manager of this landmark.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByMadison County Antique Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 415216 N 4576472
Decimal Degrees41.33528333, -94.01325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 20.117', W 94° 0.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 20' 7.02" N, 94° 0' 47.70" W
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Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 John Wayne Dr, Winterset IA 50273, US
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