Villisca Public Library
Current street address: 204 S. Third St. Villisca, IA 50864
Carnegie address: 204 S. Third St. Villisca, IA 50864
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: May 2, 19071
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Friday, February 5, 1909, M.E. church, evening2
Carnegie Correspondent: Mary Alger, Library Association
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Frances Barker2
Building Size: 50' x 38'
1CCNYR, reel 32. 2ILQ, Jan. 1909, 6(1), pp.9-10.
Town & County
County: Montgomery County
Population in 1900: 2,211
Population in 2010: 1,252
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 451.
Villisca is a town in Montgomery County, which was established on January 15, 1851. The county was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775) who was killed during the Revolutionary War. The county seat is located at Red Oak. Montgomery County received two Carnegie grants for the towns of Villisca and Red Oak.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 236.)
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