|Location|| 106 W. Main Street |
State Center, Iowa
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|Part of||State Center Commercial Historic District (#02001034)|
|NRHP reference #||98001271|
|Added to NRHP||October 22, 1998|
The Watson's Grocery is located in State Center, Iowa. The store was built in 1895 for William Watson, owner of Watson’s Grocery Store, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998. It was listed as a contributing property on the State Center Commercial Historic District in 1998.
State Center is a city in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,468 at the 2010 census. State Center is the Rose Capital of Iowa.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
In the law regulating historic districts in the United States, a contributing property or contributing resource is any building, object, or structure which adds to the historical integrity or architectural qualities that make the historic district, listed locally or federally, significant. Government agencies, at the state, national, and local level in the United States, have differing definitions of what constitutes a contributing property but there are common characteristics. Local laws often regulate the changes that can be made to contributing structures within designated historic districts. The first local ordinances dealing with the alteration of buildings within historic districts was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1931.
William Watson established Watson’s Grocery Store in 1885. A fire destroyed the original store. In 1895 a new building was constructed at 106 W Main Street. The building and interior would remain nearly unchanged throughout its years of operation. In 1981, Florence Watson closed the store, locking the doors and leaving everything as it was. Florence died eight years later in 1989. On October 19, 1989, the community of State Center reopened Watson’s Grocery Store as an early Twentieth Century grocery store museum.
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