Hawarden Public Library
Current street address: 803 10th Street Hawarden, IA 51023-2253
Carnegie address: 803 10th Street Hawarden, IA 51023-2253
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: October 3, 19011
Amount of Grant: $5,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Thursday, April 30, 1903, Presbyterian Church, 8:00 pm2
Carnegie Correspondent: Mrs. Anabel Ronald Barber
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Jennie P. Smith3
Architect: Oliver O. Smith, Des Moines
Contractor: William Payne, Hawarden
Building Size: 32' x 44', with a rear book room of 6' x 24'
Building Description: "expensive building material...Dell Rapids granite, and finished in oak."2
Town & County
County: Sioux County
Population in 1900: 1,810
Population in 2010: 2,546
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 449.
Hawarden is a town in Sioux County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Sioux County was named for the Native American Tribe, the Sioux, who had resided in northern Iowa. The county seat is located at Orange City.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 291.)
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