List of Carnegie libraries in Iowa

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Iowa Carnegie libraries
Albia
Alden
Algona
Ames
Atlantic
Audubon
Bedford
Bloomfield
Britt
Carroll
Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Chariton
Charles City
Cherokee
Clarinda
Clear Lake
Clinton
Colfax
Corydon
Council Bluffs
Cresco
Davenport
Denison
DeWitt
Dubuque
Dunlap
Eagle Grove
Eldon
Eldora
Emmetsburg
Estherville
Fairfield (public) and Parsons College (academic)
Fort Dodge
Garner
Glenwood
Greenfield
Grundy Center
Hamburg
Hampton
Hawarden
Humboldt
Indianola
Iowa City
Iowa Falls
Jefferson
Knoxville
Lake City
Laurens
LeMars
Leon
Logan
Malvern
Manchester
Maquoketa
Marengo
Marion
Marshalltown
Mason City
Missouri Valley
Montezuma
Monticello
Mount Ayr
Mount Pleasant
Nashua
New Hampton
Newton
Odebolt
Onawa
Osage
Osceola
Oskaloosa
Ottumwa
Pella
Perry
Red Oak
Reinbeck
Rockwell City
Sac City
Sanborn
Sheldon
Shenandoah
Sibley
Sigourney
Sioux City Main and Sioux City Leeds Branch
Spencer
Spirit Lake
Storm Lake
Stuart
Tama
Tipton
Traer
Villisca
Vinton
Waterloo East and Waterloo West
Waverly
West Liberty
Winterset
Woodbine
Cornell College
Drake University
Ellsworth College
Grinnell College
Simpson College
Upper Iowa University
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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Iowa provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Iowa, where 101 public libraries were built from 99 grants (totaling $1,495,706) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1892 to 1917. In addition, academic libraries were built at 7 institutions (totaling $210,000).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building no longer standing
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places


Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Remarks[3]
1 Albia Albia Apr 11, 1905 $10,000 203 E. Benton Ave.
41°01′40″N 92°48′21″W / 41.027733°N 92.805827°W / 41.027733; -92.805827 (Albia Public Library)
Opened March 21, 1906.
2 Alden Alden Alden Public Library.jpg Nov 3, 1913 $9,000 1012 Water St.
42°31′12″N 93°22′28″W / 42.519925°N 93.374412°W / 42.519925; -93.374412 (Alden Public Library)
This is the smallest community in the United States to be granted a Carnegie library, with a population of just 699 in 1900. A Wetherell and Gage design in the Beaux-Arts style, it was opened August 26, 1914.
3 Algona Algona Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 110 E. Nebraska St.
43°04′07″N 94°14′12″W / 43.068480°N 94.236624°W / 43.068480; -94.236624 (Algona Public Library)
This Patton and Miller of Chicago design is now a private business. It was in use as a library from March 25, 1905 until 1983.
4 Ames Ames Feb 2, 1903 $16,000 515 Douglas Ave.
42°01′36″N 93°36′44″W / 42.026679°N 93.612142°W / 42.026679; -93.612142 (Ames Public Library)
Opened October 20, 1904, this building has been expanded twice to accommodate growing demand. It was designed by Hawlett and Rawson of Des Moines.
5 Atlantic Atlantic Atlantic IA Carnegie Lib.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $12,500 507 Poplar St.
41°24′24″N 95°00′52″W / 41.406541°N 95.014400°W / 41.406541; -95.014400 (Atlantic Public Library)
Opened December 28, 1903.
6 Audubon Audubon Mar 29, 1911 $9,000 401 N. Park Pl.
41°43′20″N 94°55′54″W / 41.722195°N 94.931660°W / 41.722195; -94.931660 (Audubon Public Library)
Dedicated on December 3, 1912.
7 Bedford Bedford Apr 8, 1907 $10,000 507 Jefferson St.
40°40′07″N 94°43′13″W / 40.668579°N 94.720280°W / 40.668579; -94.720280 (Bedford Public Library)
Dedicated and opened on January 25, 1916.
8 Bloomfield Bloomfield Nov 21, 1911 $10,000 107 N. Columbia St.
40°45′09″N 92°24′59″W / 40.752589°N 92.416391°W / 40.752589; -92.416391 (Bloomfield Public Library)
Opened August 8, 1913, this building was designed by Wetherall and Gage of Des Moines.
9 Britt Britt Mar 31, 1916 $8,000 Dedicated June 20, 1918, this building was razed in 1968.
10 Carroll Carroll Feb 12, 1903 $10,000 123 E. 6th St.
42°03′58″N 94°52′01″W / 42.066132°N 94.866879°W / 42.066132; -94.866879 (Carroll Public Library)
Dedicated September 2, 1905, this building is now the Carroll County Historical Museum.
11 Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 Main St. & W. 6th St.
42°32′00″N 92°26′44″W / 42.533319°N 92.445509°W / 42.533319; -92.445509 (Cedar Falls Public Library)
Dedicated on September 24, 1903, this building housed the library for Cedar Falls until 2001, when it was demolished for construction of a new library.
12 Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Feb 19, 1901 $75,000 410 3rd Ave. SE
41°58′44″N 91°39′52″W / 41.978938°N 91.664579°W / 41.978938; -91.664579 (Cedar Rapids Public Library)
Now the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, this Josselyn and Taylor building opened on June 23, 1905 and served as the library until 1985.
13 Chariton Chariton Chariton Free Public Library 2012-09-27 19-31-24.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $11,000 803 Braden Ave.
41°00′58″N 93°18′18″W / 41.016158°N 93.304996°W / 41.016158; -93.304996 (Chariton Public Library)
A Patton and Miller work, this building opened October 28, 1904.
14 Charles City Charles City Jan 2, 1903 $12,500 301 N. Jackson St.
43°04′09″N 92°40′45″W / 43.069248°N 92.679141°W / 43.069248; -92.679141 (Charles City Public Library)
Now the Charles City Art Center, this library opened November 24, 1904 and was designed by Patton and Miller.
15 Cherokee Cherokee Jan 6, 1903 $12,000 215 S. 2nd St.
42°45′03″N 95°33′05″W / 42.750794°N 95.551357°W / 42.750794; -95.551357 (Cherokee Public Library)
Dedicated May 2, 1905, this building was designed by Wetherall and Gage.
16 Clarinda Clarinda Feb 21, 1907 $15,000 300 N. 16th St.
40°44′27″N 95°02′16″W / 40.740917°N 95.037854°W / 40.740917; -95.037854 (Clarinda Public Library)
Dedicated April 15, 1909, this building served the city until 2004 and now houses several private businesses.
17 Clear Lake Clear Lake Mar 31, 1916 $8,500 200 N. 4th St.
43°08′19″N 93°22′57″W / 43.138636°N 93.382545°W / 43.138636; -93.382545 (Clear Lake Public Library)
Opened June 7, 1918, this library was expanded in 2002 by adjoining with a neighboring building.
18 Clinton Clinton Clinton Public Library.JPG Aug 24, 1901 $45,000 306 8th Ave. S.
41°50′18″N 90°11′28″W / 41.838395°N 90.190995°W / 41.838395; -90.190995 (Clinton Public Library)
Opened November 8, 1904, this building was designed by Patton and Miller.
19 Colfax Colfax Dec 2, 1904 $6,500 25 W. Division St.
41°40′40″N 93°14′44″W / 41.677656°N 93.245451°W / 41.677656; -93.245451 (Colfax Public Library)
Opened May 14, 1913.
20 Corydon Corydon Nov 7, 1917 $8,000 102 N. DeKalb St.
40°45′28″N 93°19′13″W / 40.757806°N 93.320339°W / 40.757806; -93.320339 (Corydon Public Library)
Dedicated June 20, 1919, this was the final Carnegie library granted and opened in Iowa. It was designed by Proudfoot, Bird, and Rawson of Des Moines and used until August 12, 1977; the building is now a school.
21 Council Bluffs Council Bluffs UPRR Museum.JPG Jan 6, 1903 $70,000 200 Pearl St. S.
41°15′32″N 95°51′04″W / 41.259001°N 95.851057°W / 41.259001; -95.851057 (Council Bluffs Public Library)
Opened on September 12, 1905, this Beaux-Arts building was the Council Bluffs library until 1998, when it was extensively renovated and became the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. It was the largest of the 17 Carnegie libraries Patton and Miller designed in Iowa.[4]
22 Cresco Cresco Feb 13, 1913 $17,500 320 N. Elm St.
43°22′29″N 92°06′59″W / 43.374859°N 92.116263°W / 43.374859; -92.116263 (Cresco Public Library)
Dedicated February 10, 1915, this building by local architect J.H. Howe is unusual among Carnegie libraries for resulting from a community grant—Cresco joined with six additional townships to receive its grant.[5]
23 Davenport Davenport Davenport Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 2, 1899 $75,000 399 N. Main St.
41°31′27″N 90°34′32″W / 41.524291°N 90.575516°W / 41.524291; -90.575516 (Davenport Public Library)
This Calvin Kiessling design was opened May 11, 1904, five years after local novelist Alice French lobbied Carnegie for a grant. It was condemned and demolished in 1966.
24 Denison Denison Mar 14, 1902 $12,500 1403 1st Ave. S.
42°00′59″N 95°21′13″W / 42.016413°N 95.353732°W / 42.016413; -95.353732 (Denison Public Library)
A Cox and Schoentgen design which opened on August 10, 1904, this building was extensively renovated in 1985; the original rooms are used only as meeting rooms today.[6]
25 DeWitt DeWitt Apr 8, 1907 $7,116 510 9th St.
41°49′29″N 90°32′15″W / 41.824805°N 90.537622°W / 41.824805; -90.537622 (DeWitt Public Library)
This building was converted to City Hall in the late 1980s when a new library was built for DeWitt.
26 Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque IA - Public Library.jpg Jan 12, 1901 $71,500 360 W. 11th St.
42°30′10″N 90°40′13″W / 42.502794°N 90.670230°W / 42.502794; -90.670230 (Dubuque Public Library)
Opened October 20, 1902, this Spencer and Williamson design is the largest Carnegie building in Iowa still in use as a library.
27 Dunlap Dunlap May 2, 1911 $10,000 116 Iowa Ave.
41°51′18″N 95°36′11″W / 41.855066°N 95.602942°W / 41.855066; -95.602942 (Dunlap Public Library)
This building was designed by Barber and Glenn of nearby Denison. It is now a church.
28 Eagle Grove Eagle Grove Original Eagle Grove Public Library.JPG Apr 26, 1902 $10,000 401 W. Broadway St.
42°39′53″N 93°54′21″W / 42.664687°N 93.905962°W / 42.664687; -93.905962 (Eagle Grove Public Library)
Opened on September 15, 1903, this Smith and Gage design was a library until 1976. It is now the Eagle Grove Historical Museum.
29 Eldon Eldon Eldon Carnegie Public Library (Eldon, Iowa).jpg Mar 18, 1911 $7,500 608 W. Elm St.
40°55′12″N 92°13′28″W / 40.919950°N 92.224367°W / 40.919950; -92.224367 (Eldon Public Library)
This Wetherall and Gage building was opened on May 9, 1913.
30 Eldora Eldora Dec 30, 1901 $10,000 1219 14th Ave.
42°21′37″N 93°05′55″W / 42.360351°N 93.098531°W / 42.360351; -93.098531 (Eldora Public Library)
Opened May 11, 1903, this Patton and Miller work is unusually asymmetrical. It is now a private business.
31 Emmetsburg Emmetsburg Feb 20, 1911 $10,000 804 Monroe St.
43°06′47″N 94°40′26″W / 43.113108°N 94.673803°W / 43.113108; -94.673803 (Emmetsburg Public Library)
The work of architect A. T. Simmons, this building was dedicated December 13, 1912 and is now the Palo Alto County Historical Museum.
32 Estherville Estherville Feb 15, 1902 $10,000 613 Central Ave.
43°24′09″N 94°50′11″W / 43.402616°N 94.836452°W / 43.402616; -94.836452 (Estherville Public Library)
This building was greatly expanded in 1992.
33 Fairfield Fairfield Jan 15, 1892 $30,000 112 S. Court St.
41°00′21″N 91°57′45″W / 41.005763°N 91.962454°W / 41.005763; -91.962454 (Fairfield Public Library)
The oldest Carnegie library in the United States outside of Western Pennsylvania, it was the fifth to be commissioned. Fairfield's grant effort was spurred by Senator James F. Wilson. The Richardsonian Romanesque work is now operated by Indian Hills Community College as a satellite campus building, as a new library was built in 1996.
34 Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Jan 10, 1901 $30,000 605 1st Ave. N.
42°30′24″N 94°11′25″W / 42.506528°N 94.190168°W / 42.506528; -94.190168 (Fort Dodge Public Library)
This building was designed by Milwaukee architects H. C. Koch and Son and was dedicated October 15, 1903. It operated until November 20, 2000, when a new library opened. It is currently being renovated to become an apartment complex.[7]
35 Garner Garner Jun 11, 1914 $6,500 Dedicated August 13, 1914, this building was razed in 1977 or 1978.
36 Glenwood Glenwood Jul 27, 1903 $7,500 109 N. Vine St.
41°02′53″N 95°44′31″W / 41.048126°N 95.741837°W / 41.048126; -95.741837 (Glenwood Public Library)
Opening February 4, 1907, this building was greatly renovated and modernized (for that time) in the early 1980s.
37 Greenfield Greenfield Sep 29, 1915 $7,500 SE Kent St. and S. 1st St.
41°18′11″N 94°27′38″W / 41.303087°N 94.460428°W / 41.303087; -94.460428 (Greenfield Public Library)
Omaha architect Lloyd Willis designed this Colonial Revival building which was dedicated November 27, 1916. The building was used as a library until 1997.
38 Grundy Center Grundy Center Apr 8, 1910 $6,000 Designed by Conrad architect John R. Gier and opening November 6, 1912, this building was torn down to build Grundy Center's new library.
39 Hamburg Hamburg Dec 3, 1915 $9,000 1301 Main St.
40°36′25.89″N 95°39′25.83″W / 40.6071917°N 95.6571750°W / 40.6071917; -95.6571750 (Hamburg Public Library)
Designed by architects Sawyer and Watrous, this library was dedicated on June 9, 1919.
40 Hampton Hampton Mar 14, 1902 $10,000 4 S. Federal St.
42°44′29.76″N 93°12′25.74″W / 42.7416000°N 93.2071500°W / 42.7416000; -93.2071500 (Hampton Public Library)
Dedicated October 6, 1905, this building is the design of Liebbe, Nourse, and Rasmussen.
41 Hawarden Hawarden Oct 3, 1901 $5,000 803 10th St.
42°59′47.48″N 96°29′0.18″W / 42.9965222°N 96.4833833°W / 42.9965222; -96.4833833 (Hawarden Public Library)
A Smith and Gage design, this building was dedicated April 30, 1903, and was renovated in 1971 and 1991.[8]
42 Humboldt Humboldt Humboldt Public Library.jpg Dec 13, 1906 $10,000 30 N. 6th St.
42°43′19.09″N 94°12′59.47″W / 42.7219694°N 94.2165194°W / 42.7219694; -94.2165194 (Humboldt Public Library)
Designed by Hawlett and Rawson, this library was dedicated on February 9, 1909. An addition was built in 1992.
43 Indianola Indianola Jan 13, 1903 $12,000 106 W. Boston Ave.
41°21′45.47″N 93°33′43.07″W / 41.3626306°N 93.5619639°W / 41.3626306; -93.5619639 (Indianola Public Library)
Dedicated on May 31, 1904, this building was in use as a library until 1984. It was designed by local architects Beymer and Keith. Today it houses the offices of the Des Moines Metro Opera.
44 Iowa City Iowa City Mar 14, 1902 $35,000 212 S. Linn St.
41°39′31.57″N 91°31′53.1″W / 41.6587694°N 91.531417°W / 41.6587694; -91.531417 (Iowa City Public Library)
Dedicated October 29, 1904, this building served Iowa City as a library until 1981, though an addition was added in 1963. It is now home to commercial offices.
45 Iowa Falls Iowa Falls Carnegie ellsworth library.jpg Mar 20, 1903 $10,000 520 Rocksylvania Ave.
42°31′17.52″N 93°15′49.52″W / 42.5215333°N 93.2637556°W / 42.5215333; -93.2637556 (Iowa Falls Public Library)
Dedicated August 9, 1904, this library has since 2000 been an art and history museum.
46 Jefferson Jefferson Feb 2, 1903 $10,000 200 W. Lincolnway St.
42°0′55.99″N 94°22′35.04″W / 42.0155528°N 94.3764000°W / 42.0155528; -94.3764000 (Jefferson Public Library)
The design of Hawlett and Rawson, this library was dedicated April 19, 1904. An addition was added in 1967, and the building was renovated again in 1990.[9]
47 Knoxville Knoxville Nov 30, 1910 $10,000 213 E. Montgomery St.
41°19′2.38″N 93°5′48.57″W / 41.3173278°N 93.0968250°W / 41.3173278; -93.0968250 (Knoxville Public Library)
This building was dedicated July 2, 1913.
48 Lake City Lake City May 8, 1908 $7,500 120 N. Illinois St.
42°16′3.16″N 94°43′56.54″W / 42.2675444°N 94.7323722°W / 42.2675444; -94.7323722 (Lake City Public Library)
This design of Edgar Lee Barber opened April 23, 1909. It is now a private restaurant.
49 Laurens Laurens Feb 6, 1907 $3,800 263 N. 3rd St.
42°50′58.52″N 94°51′4.91″W / 42.8495889°N 94.8513639°W / 42.8495889; -94.8513639 (Laurens Public Library)
A Wetherell and Gage design, this building was dedicated on October 8, 1910.
50 Le Mars Le Mars Jan 22, 1903 $12,500 200 Central Ave. SE
42°47′27.74″N 96°9′57.91″W / 42.7910389°N 96.1660861°W / 42.7910389; -96.1660861 (Le Mars Public Library)
This building, designed by John Werling, was dedicated on January 1, 1904. It is now an art center.
51 Leon Leon Apr 20, 1905 $6,000 200 W. 1st St.
40°44′22.33″N 93°45′0.64″W / 40.7395361°N 93.7501778°W / 40.7395361; -93.7501778 (Leon Public Library)
This library opened and was dedicated on November 1, 1906.
52 Logan Logan Dec 3, 1915 $10,000 121 E. 6th St.
41°38′39.32″N 95°47′23.96″W / 41.6442556°N 95.7899889°W / 41.6442556; -95.7899889 (Logan Public Library)
This building was dedicated on December 28, 1920, and has served the community continuously since then.
53 Malvern Malvern Sep 29, 1915 $8,000 502 Main St.
41°0′13.75″N 95°35′5.51″W / 41.0038194°N 95.5848639°W / 41.0038194; -95.5848639 (Malvern Public Library)
This building was opened on June 2, 1917. This library was remodeled in 2006.
54 Manchester Manchester Apr 11, 1902 $10,000 374 N. Franklin St.
42°29′11.17″N 91°27′28.59″W / 42.4864361°N 91.4579417°W / 42.4864361; -91.4579417 (Manchester Public Library)
This library was opened in March 1903. An addition was completed in 1993.[10]
55 Maquoketa Maquoketa Maquoketa Public Library.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $12,500 126 S. Second St.
42°4′11.09″N 90°40′0.7″W / 42.0697472°N 90.666861°W / 42.0697472; -90.666861 (Maquoketa Public Library)
Dedicated January 19, 1904, this work by architect Harry Netcott completed an expansion in 1998.[11]
56 Marengo Marengo Marengo Public Library.jpg Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 235 E. Hilton St.
41°47′55.85″N 92°4′5.59″W / 41.7988472°N 92.0682194°W / 41.7988472; -92.0682194 (Marengo Public Library)
One of many Patton and Miller designs, this building was dedicated on August 4, 1905.
57 Marion Marion Marion Carnegie Public Library - Marion Iowa.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $11,500 1298 7th Ave.
42°2′0.97″N 91°35′45.6″W / 42.0336028°N 91.596000°W / 42.0336028; -91.596000 (Marion Public Library)
Dedicated on March 6, 1905, this Dieman and Fiske design now houses offices for the United Methodist Church.
58 Marshalltown Marshalltown Andrew Carnegie Library in Marshalltown.jpg Dec 30, 1901 $30,000 36 N. Center St.
42°3′0.72″N 92°54′47.6″W / 42.0502000°N 92.913222°W / 42.0502000; -92.913222 (Marshalltown Public Library)
An unusual Carnegie library built on a corner, this Patton and Miller design served as a library from April 22, 1903, until December 2008.[12]
59 Mason City Mason City Carnegie Building - Former Mason City Public Library Mason City, IA.jpg Apr 11, 1902 $20,000 208 E. State St.
43°9′7.47″N 93°11′50.67″W / 43.1520750°N 93.1974083°W / 43.1520750; -93.1974083 (Mason City Public Library)
A Patton and Miller design, this library was dedicated on January 10, 1905, but by 1940 a new library was opened. It now houses private businesses.[13]
60 Missouri Valley Missouri Valley Feb 1, 1909 $10,000 119 N. Fifth St.
41°33′25.97″N 95°53′20.76″W / 41.5572139°N 95.8891000°W / 41.5572139; -95.8891000 (Missouri Valley Carnegie Library)
Dedicated on January 2, 1912, this library completed an addition in 2004.[14]
61 Montezuma Montezuma May 3, 1917 $8,000 200 S. 3rd St.
41°35′6.88″N 92°31′30.31″W / 41.5852444°N 92.5250861°W / 41.5852444; -92.5250861 (Montezuma Public Library)
This library was designed by Wetherall and Gage and was dedicated April 16, 1919, and is now home to the Poweshiek County Historical & Genealogical Society.
62 Monticello Monticello Feb 12, 1903 $10,500 205 E. Grand St.
42°14′16.69″N 91°11′17.35″W / 42.2379694°N 91.1881528°W / 42.2379694; -91.1881528 (Monticello Public Library)
Dedicated on May 27, 1904, this Patton and Miller library was designated one of Iowa's seven most endangered historic properties in 2005.[15]
63 Mount Ayr Mount Ayr Sep 29, 1915 $8,000 121 W. Monroe St.
40°42′49.01″N 94°14′19.07″W / 40.7136139°N 94.2386306°W / 40.7136139; -94.2386306 (Mount Ayr Public Library)
This library was dedicated on January 1, 1917.
64 Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Jan 13, 1903 $12,500 200 N. Main St.
40°58′6.11″N 91°33′9.21″W / 40.9683639°N 91.5525583°W / 40.9683639; -91.5525583 (Mount Pleasant Public Library)
Dedicated on February 22, 1905, this building's tower reflects a Romanesque style.
65 Nashua Nashua Jan 19, 1905 $5,690 220 Brasher St.
42°57′11.25″N 92°32′16.31″W / 42.9531250°N 92.5378639°W / 42.9531250; -92.5378639 (Nashua Public Library)
Dedicated on January 10, 1906, the Nashua library completed an addition in 1986.[16]
66 New Hampton New Hampton Aug 15, 1908 $10,000 7 N. Water Ave.
43°3′34.76″N 92°18′46.27″W / 43.0596556°N 92.3128528°W / 43.0596556; -92.3128528 (New Hampton Public Library)
Dedicated on February 4, 1910, this building is now the Carnegie Cultural Center.
67 Newton Newton Jan 22, 1902 $10,000 400 1st Ave. W.
41°41′59.46″N 93°3′28.77″W / 41.6998500°N 93.0579917°W / 41.6998500; -93.0579917 (Newton Public Library)
Designed by Hallett and Rawson, this building was opened December 22, 1902, and demolished in 1994.
68 Odebolt Odebolt Mar 8, 1904 $4,000 200 S. Walnut St.
42°18′44.99″N 95°15′12.23″W / 42.3124972°N 95.2533972°W / 42.3124972; -95.2533972 (Odebolt Public Library)
Designed by George W. Burkhead of Sioux City, this library was opened on March 1, 1905. A major addition was completed in 1999.[17]
69 Onawa Onawa Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 707 Iowa Ave.
42°1′38.11″N 96°5′35.39″W / 42.0272528°N 96.0931639°W / 42.0272528; -96.0931639 (Onawa Public Library)
An excellent example of Prairie School architecture, this building was dedicated on October 22, 1909.
70 Osage Osage Mar 27, 1905 $10,000 806 Main St.
43°17′4.88″N 92°48′33.41″W / 43.2846889°N 92.8092806°W / 43.2846889; -92.8092806 (Osage Public Library)
This building was dedicated on August 1, 1911 and now houses offices for the City of Osage.
71 Osceola Osceola Dec 14, 1908 $11,000 300 S. Fillmore St.
41°1′55.19″N 93°46′3.68″W / 41.0319972°N 93.7676889°W / 41.0319972; -93.7676889 (Osceola Public Library)
This building was dedicated on June 15, 1911.
72 Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Public Library Facing Market Street.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $22,000 301 S. Market St.
41°17′35.77″N 92°38′43.47″W / 41.2932694°N 92.6454083°W / 41.2932694; -92.6454083 (Oskaloosa Public Library)
Dedicated and opened on September 8, 1903, a 1997 addition doubled the size of this library.[18]
73 Ottumwa Ottumwa Feb 16, 1900 $50,000 102 W. 4th St.
41°1′11.25″N 92°24′41.13″W / 41.0197917°N 92.4114250°W / 41.0197917; -92.4114250 (Ottumwa Public Library)
Designed by Smith and Gage, this building was dedicated on September 24, 1902.
74 Pella Pella Carnegie-Viersen Public Library.jpg Nov 24, 1905 $11,000 825 Broadway St.
41°24′26.97″N 92°55′7.22″W / 41.4074917°N 92.9186722°W / 41.4074917; -92.9186722 (Pella Public Library)
This building was dedicated on December 18, 1907, and served as a library until 1999. It is now Pella City Hall.
75 Perry Perry Jan 13, 1903 $10,600 1123 Willis Ave.
41°50′22.65″N 94°6′26.59″W / 41.8396250°N 94.1073861°W / 41.8396250; -94.1073861 (Perry Public Library)
This building served as the library from its dedication on December 10, 1904, until the mid–1990s.
76 Red Oak Red Oak Nov 27, 1906 $12,500 400 N. Second St.
41°0′29.81″N 95°13′48.86″W / 41.0082806°N 95.2302389°W / 41.0082806; -95.2302389 (Red Oak Public Library)
Dedicated and opened on October 8, 1909, this building is the design of Patton and Miller.
77 Reinbeck Reinbeck Mar 31, 1916 $6,000 501 Clark St.
42°19′26.17″N 92°35′58.51″W / 42.3239361°N 92.5995861°W / 42.3239361; -92.5995861 (Reinbeck Public Library)
Dedicated on November 7, 1917, this library constructed an addition in 1992.[19]
78 Rockwell City Rockwell City Feb 10, 1908 $8,000 426 5th St.
42°23′40.81″N 94°38′5.25″W / 42.3946694°N 94.6347917°W / 42.3946694; -94.6347917 (Rockwell City Public Library)
Dedicated June 3, 1909, this building was vacated when the library moved in 2008.
79 Sac City Sac City Jan 6, 1911 $8,000 615 W. Main St.
42°25′21.99″N 94°59′27.56″W / 42.4227750°N 94.9909889°W / 42.4227750; -94.9909889 (Sac City Public Library)
Dedicated February 24, 1913, this library was in use until 1985. It is now the Sac City Chamber of Commerce.[20]
80 Sanborn Sanborn Mar 29, 1911 $4,000 407 Main St.
43°11′5.76″N 95°39′20.85″W / 43.1849333°N 95.6557917°W / 43.1849333; -95.6557917 (Sanborn Public Library)
This library was dedicated on May 22, 1912.
81 Sheldon Sheldon Feb 28, 1906 $10,000 321 10th St.
43°10′49.93″N 95°51′18.63″W / 43.1805361°N 95.8551750°W / 43.1805361; -95.8551750 (Sheldon Public Library)
Built in the Beaux-Arts style, this library is now a museum.
82 Shenandoah Shenandoah Jan 22, 1903 $10,000 201 S. Elm St.
40°45′56.25″N 95°22′25.82″W / 40.7656250°N 95.3738389°W / 40.7656250; -95.3738389 (Shenandoah Public Library)
Dedicated August 1, 1905, this library has been twice expanded. The latest remodel was in 2012. [21]
83 Sibley Sibley Sep 29, 1915 $10,000 406 9th St.
43°24′6.5″N 95°44′55.72″W / 43.401806°N 95.7488111°W / 43.401806; -95.7488111 (Sibley Public Library)
Dedicated December 11, 1917, this library was expanded in 1985.[22]
84 Sigourney Sigourney Jan 2, 1913 $10,000 203 N. Jefferson St.
41°20′9.03″N 92°12′15.38″W / 41.3358417°N 92.2042722°W / 41.3358417; -92.2042722 (Sigourney Public Library)
This library, dedicated on May 18, 1914, served the community until 2005. It is now home to a private firm.
85 Sioux City Main Sioux City Apr 8, 1911 $85,000 6th St. and Jackson St.
42°29′47.03″N 96°24′7.23″W / 42.4963972°N 96.4020083°W / 42.4963972; -96.4020083 (Sioux City Public Library)
Opened and dedicated on March 6, 1913, this library became in 1945 and has since been razed.
86 Sioux City Leeds Branch Sioux City Apr 8, 1911 ($85,000) 3901 Floyd Blvd.
42°32′24.42″N 96°21′39.67″W / 42.5401167°N 96.3610194°W / 42.5401167; -96.3610194 (Sioux City Public Library — Leeds Branch)
This building is now an American Legion hall.
87 Spencer Spencer Jan 13, 1903 $10,000 This library was dedicated on March 6, 1905, and was razed in 1970. Spencer's new library was home to Dewey Readmore Books.
88 Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Feb 1, 1905 $8,000 1801 Hill Ave.
43°25′20″N 95°6′5″W / 43.42222°N 95.10139°W / 43.42222; -95.10139 (Spirit Lake Public Library)
This library was dedicated on September 24, 1912, and is now a private business.
89 Storm Lake Storm Lake Storm Lake Public Library (NRHP 83000346) 20120930 IMG 8844.JPG Dec 4, 1903 $10,000 200 E. 5th St.
42°38′42.09″N 95°11′58.64″W / 42.6450250°N 95.1996222°W / 42.6450250; -95.1996222 (Storm Lake Public Library)
Designed by Paul O. Moratz and dedicated on September 29, 1906, this building is now the Buena Vista County Historical Museum.
90 Stuart Stuart Nov 14, 1906 $6,500 111 NE Front St.
41°30′13.81″N 94°19′4.46″W / 41.5038361°N 94.3179056°W / 41.5038361; -94.3179056 (Stuart Public Library)
This building was dedicated on April 3, 1908.
91 Tama Tama Aug 30, 1904 $8,500 Dedicated on February 1, 1907, this library served Tama until 2000 when a new library was built.
92 Tipton Tipton Jul 9, 1902 $10,000 206 Cedar St.
41°46′2.66″N 91°7′39.56″W / 41.7674056°N 91.1276556°W / 41.7674056; -91.1276556 (Tipton Public Library)
Dedicated August 16, 1904, this library was expanded in 1988.[23]
93 Traer Traer Jun 11, 1914 $10,000 531 Second St.
42°11′35.39″N 92°27′59.07″W / 42.1931639°N 92.4664083°W / 42.1931639; -92.4664083 (Traer Public Library)
This library was dedicated on March 31, 1916, and underwent a renovation and addition in 2004.[24]
94 Villisca Villisca May 2, 1907 $10,000 204 S. 3rd Ave.
40°55′56.41″N 94°58′37.82″W / 40.9323361°N 94.9771722°W / 40.9323361; -94.9771722 (Villisca Public Library)
This building was dedicated and opened on February 5, 1909.
95 Vinton Vinton Jan 2, 1903 $12,500 510 Second Ave.
42°9′59.05″N 92°1′21.13″W / 42.1664028°N 92.0225361°W / 42.1664028; -92.0225361 (Vinton Public Library)
Dedicated on August 25, 1904, this library was later expanded.[25]
96 Waterloo East Side Waterloo Waterloo IA Public Library East pic1.JPG Apr 11, 1902 $24,000 715 Mulberry St.
42°29′56.28″N 92°19′55.99″W / 42.4989667°N 92.3322194°W / 42.4989667; -92.3322194 (Waterloo Public Library — East Side)
This library is the work of J.G. Ralston and was dedicated on February 23, 1906. Unusually, Waterloo was granted one library but requested funding for two after a disagreement on where to place the library resulted in additional funding from Carnegie.[26] It now houses city offices.
97 Waterloo West Side Waterloo OldLibraryWaterlooIA.jpg Apr 11, 1902 $21,000 528 W. 4th St.
42°29′32.28″N 92°20′36.85″W / 42.4923000°N 92.3435694°W / 42.4923000; -92.3435694 (Waterloo Public Library — West Side)
This library is the work of J.G. Ralston and was dedicated on February 23, 1906. It was the second library proposed for Waterloo and now houses offices for private attorneys.
98 Waverly Waverly Feb 20, 1903 $10,000 This library was dedicated on January 1, 1905, and now houses city offices.
99 West Liberty West Liberty Feb 5, 1904 $7,500 400 N. Spencer St.
41°34′17.07″N 91°15′41.79″W / 41.5714083°N 91.2616083°W / 41.5714083; -91.2616083 (West Liberty Public Library)
This building was dedicated on January 12, 1905.
100 Winterset Winterset Feb 5, 1904 $10,000 124 W. Court Ave.
41°20′3.26″N 94°0′56″W / 41.3342389°N 94.01556°W / 41.3342389; -94.01556 (Winterset Public Library)
This building, dedicated on June 16, 1905, is now City Hall.[26]
101 Woodbine Woodbine Apr 28, 1909 $7,500 58 Fifth St.
41°44′13.36″N 95°42′20.55″W / 41.7370444°N 95.7057083°W / 41.7370444; -95.7057083 (Woodbine Public Library)
Dedicated on March 9, 1910, this library was expanded in 2001.[27]

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution City or
town
Image Date
granted
[28]
Grant
amount
[28]
Location Remarks[3]
1 Cornell College Mount Vernon Dec 21, 1903 $50,000 Cornell College campus
41°55′30″N 91°25′18″W / 41.924895°N 91.421796°W / 41.924895; -91.421796 (Cornell College Library)
Unusually, this library was granted with the intent to serve as both a community and collegiate library, a role which remains to this day (though the agreement was informal until 2001). This building was used until 1957, and it is now the Norton Geology Center and Anderson Museum.
2 Drake University Des Moines Mar 27, 1905 $50,000 2621 Carpenter Avenue (Oppermann Hall)
41°36′08″N 93°39′10″W / 41.602246°N 93.652825°W / 41.602246; -93.652825 (Drake University Library)
A Proudfoot and Bird design, this building is now the Drake Law Library.
3 Ellsworth College Iowa Falls Mar 12, 1906 $10,000
4 Grinnell College Grinnell Grinnell College Carnegie Hall.JPG Mar 7, 1903 $50,000 1210 Park St.
41°44′54″N 92°43′21″W / 41.748311°N 92.722507°W / 41.748311; -92.722507 (Grinnell College Library)
This H.D. Rawson design opened June 13, 1905, and served the college until 1959, when a new library was built. It is now Carnegie Hall.
5 Parsons College Fairfield Mar 31, 1905 $15,000 Parsons College campus
41°00′58″N 91°58′00″W / 41.016111°N 91.966667°W / 41.016111; -91.966667 (Parsons College Library)
Parsons College lost its accreditation and closed in 1973. This structure was razed in July 2000 by the Maharishi University of Management, which purchased the buildings and bulldozed many of them for new structures conforming to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda. It remains a contributing property to a historic district.
6 Simpson College Indianola Feb 16, 1905 $10,000 508 N. C St.
41°21′52″N 93°33′52″W / 41.364369°N 93.564551°W / 41.364369; -93.564551 (Simpson College Library)
In 1964, no longer library with construction of Dunn Library. Housed business and art classes. Renamed Heckert Hall in 1975. Business moved out and renamed Art Center. Razed in 2014.
7 Upper Iowa University Fayette Jan 1, 1901 $25,000 605 Washington St.
42°50′18″N 91°48′03″W / 42.838449°N 91.800771°W / 42.838449; -91.800771 (Upper Iowa University Library)
The first academic library granted in Iowa, it was named after former student David B. Henderson, Speaker of the House and a personal friend of Carnegie's.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these figures. In these cases, further references have been consulted, including Anderson and Miller.
  2. ^ Cities awarded more than one branch have only one, total amount reflected in this column.
  3. ^ a b "Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project". The University of Iowa. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ Kruty, Paul (July–August 1983). "Patton and Miller: Designers of Carnegie Libraries". The Palimpsest (Des Moines: State Historical Society of Iowa) 64 (4). ISSN 0031-0360. 
  5. ^ "Cresco Public Library History". Cresco Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Norelius Library History". Norelius Community Library. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  7. ^ Shea, Bill (January 24, 2008). "Carnegie Library: SOLD". The Messenger. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  8. ^ "History of the library". Hawarden Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  9. ^ "History". City of Jefferson. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  10. ^ "Library History". Manchester Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  11. ^ Public Library1.pdf "Maquoketa Public Library". Maquoketa Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. [dead link]
  12. ^ "About the Library". Marshalltown Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Library History". Mason City Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  14. ^ "History of Missouri Valley Public Library". Missouri Valley Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  15. ^ "IHPA Most Endangered Properties". The Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  16. ^ "Nashua Public Library History". Nashua Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-24. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Odebolt Field Carnegie Library History". Odebolt Field Carnegie Library. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  18. ^ "Library History". Oskaloosa Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  19. ^ "Library History". Reinbeck Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  20. ^ "Library History". Sac City Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  21. ^ "Library Information". Shenandoah Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  22. ^ "Sibley Public Library History". Sibley Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  23. ^ "Library History". Tipton Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  24. ^ "Welcome to Traer". City of Traer, Iowa. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  25. ^ "Carnegie Libraries in Iowa". State Library of Iowa. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  26. ^ a b Baldwin, Clarence W. (1996). "History of the Waterloo Public Library 1865–1984". Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  27. ^ "Library". Woodbine Public Library. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  28. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890–1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.