Iggy’s History

Lets start with the name “Iggy’s”. Austin (older now and worked here, cook) as a youngster could not pronounce his uncle’s name “Erick” so he just said uncle “iggy” all the time !
Lets backup now to the very beginning, before Iggy’s, it was the “Gooseberry Diner”.

{…researching still……………. public records indicate that……}

Application for a building permit was on 11-04-1998, by the owner, Greg Eldred of Carthage

The permit # 7332 was issued on the 11-17-1998, by Carthage Engineering Department
– at an Estimated cost of $245,000

– for a 2112 Sq. Ft. 80 seat restaurant of modular construction.
concrete floor, metal stud walls, metal roof.

– with Madison Inc. of Tulsa,OK as the Architect
– with Alumbaugh Construction, Carthage
– with Scott Pluming, Carthage
– with Holt Electric, Carthage

..And finally ready to open, issued a Certificate of Use and Occupancy on 3-9-99, 4 months later as Gooseberry’s

– with contact persons Greg & Tina Eldred
– with building owner Eldred & Waserman
So it was a modular construction (prefab) the manufacturer was
Madison, INC
8500 New Sapulpa Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma74131
ph. (918) 224-6990

thank you – Carthage Chamber of Commerce
– Powers Museum
– Public Works Department, Carthage
We are researching and hope to add to this area on an ongoing basis. If you have any input email us at  “iggy’s diner