Historic Map - Fort Madison, IA - 1889

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View of Fort Madison, Lee County, I.A., 1889 / drawn & published by H. Wellge.

This perspective print of Fort Madison, Iowa was drawn by Henry Wellge and published by American Publishing Co. in 1889. A former army post along the Mississippi River, Fort Madison became the site of Iowa’s state penitentiary in 1839.

The dual-purpose bridge shown was constructed in 1887. The bridge accommodated both wagon and railroad traffic crossing the Mississippi into rural Illinois at this point for forty years until being replaced.

The map published in 1889 includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad routes. Riverboat and barge activity is displayed in the foreground. There are featured inset illustrations of the following:

• S. & J. C. Atlee Steam, Saw, Planing & Shingle Mills. Cars loaded free of charge. Bills of timber sawed to order with care and dispatch.
• C. N. Ross Dry Goods & Carpets. 737 Second St. Specialties Black Silks, Black Wool Novelties. Black Wool Henriettas, Black Silk Warp Henriettas. Send for samples.
• The Knapp Stout & Co. Company. Manufacturers & Dealers in Pine Lumber.
• Peters & Bernhard Company. Manufacturers of Roller Flours, Honeymoon, Potowonok, Gem City, Undine.
• The Fort Madison and Appanoose Stone Company. Incorporated July 9th, 1887. The best quality Magnesite Stone, cut to order or furnished in the rough for all kinds of building purposes.
• Hotel Anthes. Entirely Refitted & Refurnished. Geo. P. Anthes, Proprietor. Chas. B. Anthes, Manager.
• Morrison Manufacturing Co. Plow Works.
• Mills of the Fort Madison Paper Company. Fine Quality Wrapping Papers. Capacity, 19,000 pounds daily.
• Fort Madison Iron Works Company.
• New Bank Building.
• Extension from corner of Santa Fe and Union Avenue.

Number and Letter Coded References

Court House and County Jail.
Post Office.
High School.
Fifth Street School.
Fourth Ward School.
Fifth Ward School.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
German Lutheran Church.
First Baptist Church.
Union Presbyterian Church.
First M. E. Church.
Episcopal Church.
St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Second M. E. Church.
Fort Madison Water Co. (Pumping Station).
Fort Madison Gas Co.
Iowa Penitentiary. G. W. Crosley, Warden.
Viele Park.
Upper Park.
Ivanhoe Park.
Santa Fe Hospital.
Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Depot.
C. B. & Q. Passenger and Freight Depot.
Fort Madison & North-Western Depot.
Union Depot.
Santa Fe Round Houses.
Santa Fe Locomotive Erecting Shops.
Santa Fe Store House.
Santa Fe Car Erecting and Repairing Shops.


The Plain Dealer, Daily and Weekly. J. H. Duffus, Editor and Proprietor. 635 Front St.
Daily and Weekly Gem City. Naur & Lorshetter, Editors and Proprietors. Front St.
The Daily and Weekly Democrat. Roberts & Roberts, Editors and Proprietors. 602 2nd Ave.
The Knights Sword and Helmet. Monthly. Pythian Printing Co. H. W. Dodd, Manager. 707 2nd Ave.
The Pocket Railway Guide. Monthly. Davis Dodd & Co. 707 2nd Ave.


Geo. H. Schafer & Co. Wholesale Druggists and Manufacturing Pharmacists. 713 and 715 Front St.
E. J. Rizer & Co. Jobbers of Farming Machinery, Buggies, Wagons, etc. 210 and 212 Cedar St.
J. W. Hugel, Wholesale Tobaccos and Cigars, and Gents’ Furnishing Goods. 625 Front St.


Hotel Anthes. Cor. Front and Chestnut Sts.
Hotel Duffus. Cor. Chestnut and Front Sts.
Metropolitan Hotel. Cor. 2nd and Cedar Sts.


German American Bank. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.
Lee County Savings Bank. Pine St.


Fort Madison Iron Works Co. Manufacturers of Car Wheels and Railway Castings.
The Knapp, Stout & Co. Manufacturers of Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Pickets.
Fort Madison Paper Mills.
S. & J. C. Atlee, Saw Planing and Shingle Mills.
Peters & Bernhardt, Roller Mills.
W. Bokenkamp, Foundry and Machine Shops.
Fort Madison Machine, Engine and Supply Works. J. W. Miller, Proprietor.
Morrison Manufacturing Company. Manufacturers of Morrison Plows, Cultivators.


Davis, Dodd & Co. Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.
Fort Madison Town and Land Company. S. S. Benedict, Gen’l Manager.
C. A. White & Co. Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Cor. Front and Pine Sts.
Peters & McCray, Real Estate.
Moritz Tschoep & Son. Real Estate and Insurance.
Highland Park Addition. J. H. Duffus, Proprietor
Tallant & Person. Real Estate and Insurance.
D. T. Miller & Co. General Insurance Agents.


C. N. Ross, Dry Goods and Carpets. 737 2nd St.
Wm. G. Albright, Dry Goods and Notions. 719 2nd St.


J. V. Stevenson, Clothing and Gents’ Furnishing Goods. 2nd St. Schwartz Block.
J. W. Yeast, “Good Luck” Clothier and Hatter. 727 and 729 2nd St.
B. B. Hesse, Clothier and Tailor. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.
Stoevener & Bergthold, Tailors and Clothiers. 717 and 719 Front St.


B. C. Davis, Ladies’ and Gents’ Shoes. 739 2nd St.


M. L. Bowen, Watchmaker, Jeweler and Scientific Optician. 727 and 729 2nd St.
G. F. Bauch, Jewelry. 607 2nd St. Metropolitan Block.
Schneider Bros, Jewelers and Opticians. 619 2nd St.
J. P. Peters, Jewelry. 109 Pine St.


Joseph Eahart & Son, Hardware. Dealers in Anthracite and Bituminous Coal.
Smith & Okell, Hardware. 604 2nd St.


H. Einspanjer & Son. Groceries and Wholesale Lime, Cement and Salt. 613 2nd St.
Rollett, Amborn & Co. Groceries and Glassware. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.


H. F. Stempel & Son. Druggists. Cor. Pine and 2nd Sts.
Camp Thomas, Pharmacist. 110 Pine St.
C. W. Peters, Druggist. Manufacturer of Peters’ Rheumatic Elixir. 731 Front St.
Geo. H. Schafer & Co. Druggists. 713 & 715 Front St.


Schott & Heying. Furniture and Undertaking. 627 Front St.
Durfee & Kuhn. Undertaking. Cor. Front and Walnut Sts.


John H. Schroeder, Meat Market. Pine St.
Chris. Buescher, Meat Market. Cor. 2nd and Cedar Sts.


E. P. Hazen, Dentist. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.


John Downs, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. 220 Pine St.
Dr. E. J. Toof. Cor. 3rd and Pine Sts.


Caset & Stewart, Lawyers. Collections and Abstracts of Titles. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.
Van Valkenburg & Hamilton, Attorneys at Law. Cor. 3rd and Pine Sts.


C. F. O’Keefe, Photographer. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.


Chris. Trump, Livery, Boarding and Sale Stable. Locust St.
Fort Madison Commercial Club. J. P. Cruikshank, Secretary.


B. Lantry & Son, Railroad Contractors. Cor. 2nd and Pine Sts.


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