LeMars Public Library
Current street address: 46 1st Street SW LeMars, IA 51031-3696
Carnegie address: 200 Central Ave SE LeMars, IA 51031-3696
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: January 22, 19031
Amount of Grant: $10,000.00 (initial) + $2,500.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1904
Carnegie Correspondent: Mrs. Emma M. Zink; Ira T. Martin
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Mollie Brown
Architect: John Werling, LeMars
Contractor: Zack Eyres, LeMars
1CCNYR, reel 17.
Town & County
County: Plymouth County
Population in 1900: 4,146
Population in 2010: 9,826
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
LeMars is the county seat of Plymouth County, which was established on January 15, 1851. The county was named for the landing site of the Mayflower, Plymouth Colony. In 1859, the first county seat was at established at Melbourne. In 1872, a vote relocated the county seat to LeMars. The name LeMars was purportedly taken from the first initials of nine women who accompanied an excursion to name a new town on the railroad line from Sioux City to Dubuque.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 254-255.)
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