womens relief corp
photo – hom epage – Old Depot
photo – home page – Stage coach stop – Pitzer-Gaff residence and Arcade hotel
photo – home page – panoramacropped
photo – aerial Winterset Downtown given by Wayne Davis
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Welcome, residents and visitors!

The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission exists to encourage historic preservation throughout Madison County, Iowa, by providing information, education, and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and locations. Learn more about what we can do to assist you in your preservation projects and learn more about Madison County history by wandering through the information we have provided here.

Legacy in Stone
Madison County Courthouse Restoration Project

The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission supports the fund-raising work of the Friends of the Madison County Courthouse in their effort to gather the amount needed to provide for the renovation of our 1876 limestone courthouse.  This phase of restoration concentrates on an ADA-compliant south entrance, buttoning up the edges of the roof to keep moisture out, tuck pointing the limestone, outside stair repair, and replacement of the 1970s aluminum windows.

To learn more about the Courthouse Restoration Project, to make a one-time donation, or to pledge an amount to be paid over several years, please click on the Legacy in Stone link below.

Legacy in Stone – Courthouse Restoration

Historic District Facade Project

Engaging Students

Winterset City Park

Courthouse Historic District

Property Owner Information

Madison County’s National Historic Places

The Underground Railroad

Projects: Past, Present & Future

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