(January 8, 1931-December 31, 1989)

WEST End: Just east of 1st St., Breda, Carroll County

Facing east on 217

The end is near where that pickup is in the background.

Facing west on 217 (9/20/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

Neil writes, "Based on personal research of spur termini in other towns, IA 217 probably either ended at: this stop sign (1st Street, which goes north from Breda as Granite Ave. toward Carnarvon and Lake View, or at the other end of Breda's business district, 3rd Street (near the flag pole seen in this picture)." It turns out IA 217 DID end at 3rd Street between 1940 and 1967, but then it was pulled back from downtown, and the final end was the old C&NW railroad tracks on the east end of town, not really seen below but between the Goodyear and Sinclair sign.

Facing east on 217 (9/20/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

The first "East 217" sign would have been in the middle-distance of this picture, between the locations of the cars on the road.

Facing west on 217 (8/8/16)

A big portion of Breda's business block was demolished between Neil's pictures and mine (behind the bank, on the left).

Facing east on 217 (8/8/16)

EAST End: Stop sign, US 71, Carroll County

Facing east on 217 (9/20/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

LGS reads "<- Lake View 17; Carroll 7 ->". These signs were taken down and rearranged later.

Facing east on 217 (9/17/07)

Facing north on 71 (9/17/07)

Facing north on 71 (9/17/07)

The "No Parking" is related to businesses on the other side of the road (see below).

Facing south on 71 (9/17/07)

Facing south on 71 (9/17/07)

Facing west on 217 (9/20/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

The "West" is probably a remainder from the state route. Similar leftovers used to be on IA 236 in southern Carroll County.

Last seen: 1989 (1986 map)

Page created 4/8/04; last updated 1/22/17

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