Spirit Lake Public Library
Current street address: 702 Sixteenth St. Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Carnegie address: 1801 Hill Ave Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: February 1, 19051
Amount of Grant: $6,000.00 (initial) + $2,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Tuesday, September 24, 1912, Presbyterian church, evening3
Carnegie Correspondent: F. W. Davidson, School Superintendent
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Minnie E. Stowe3
Architect: A. M. Jefferis, Estherville; Barber & Glenn
Contractor: Hoar & Parkinson, Iowa City
Town & County
City: Spirit Lake
County: Dickinson County
Population in 1900: 1,219
Population in 2010: 4,840
Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. p. 450.
Spirit Lake is the county seat of Dickinson County, which was established on January 15, 1851. The county was named in honor of Senator Daniel S. Dickinson (1800-1866) of New York. In 1858, the town of Spirit Lake was chosen as the county seat.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 105.)
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