118 W Adams, Mount Ayr, Iowa, 50854
118 W Adams
Mount Ayr, Iowa
Building for sale in southern Iowa that could be utilized as a business or residence.
This historic property has so much to offer!
Being sold as an empty building gives the right buyer an opportunity to utilize this building as a:
1. Restaurant – This property is currently operated as Jamie’s Deli where it is famous for deli sandwiches and the coffee shop/espresso. Also has doubled as a gift shop for special treasures for any gift idea!
2. Bed & Breakfast – make this a unique “home away from home” for hunters and travelers to have a special memorable visiting experience
3. Business of your choosing – with all the changes in the world, this is a perfect opportunity to be your own entrepreneur and utilize this historical property as your footprint to your success!
4. Make it your home! Conversion properties have become very popular, and this building lends the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful home utilizing and transforming the history into your perfect domicile. Repurposing this amazing building can be accomplished using your own creative ideas to transform the original “Mount Ayr Mill and Feed Company” into a gorgeous home! There is plenty of room to create a master bedroom in the attic leaving so many options to design this amazing building into a beautiful cozy home!
Buildings like this with local history is the reason our small town has charm and is one of the best little hometowns in Southern Iowa! No matter what your desire is to utilize this building, don’t miss out on this opportunity to make this special property your very own! Give us a call today!
*The building ONLY is for sale-NOT the business or contents
Some history on the building:
This building was originally the Farmer’s Creamery but in 1927, Jesse Anderson and his father-in-law, George Tennant, purchased the building and started a grind and mix plant and called it the Mount Ayr Mill and Feed Company. They started selling feed under their own private label, MARCO (which stood for Mount Ayr Ringgold County). At that time, this was a very progressive undertaking as there were not very many local mills in existence. In 1932, Nutrena was gaining popularity with their chicken feed and their familiar jingle “Feed your Chicks Nutrena” so Mr. Anderson made his first order and continued to carry Nutrena Feeds over all its years and became the oldest Nutrena franchise in the United States! In 1936, they started selling blocks of ice and later the blocks were crushed at the Mill using an ice crusher. The Mill also sold and hauled coal. The coal was unloaded off the train which came through Mount Ayr and hauled to the school, hospital, courthouse and other businesses. In the mid 1950’s, Jesse’s son, Max Anderson, bought the Mill from his Father. Max started offering bulk feed and mobile milling. Max ran the Mill until he retired and sold the business in 1992. The Mount Ayr Mill and Feed Company was proud to be a family owned and operated company for 75 years!