Ames Public Library
Current street address: 515 Douglas Ave. Ames, IA 50010
Carnegie address: 515 Douglas Ave. Ames, IA 50010
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: February 2, 19031
Amount of Grant: $10,000.00 (initial) + $6,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Friday, September 16, 1904, Congregational church, 2:302
Carnegie Correspondent: P. Sheldon, Mayor
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Lorena Webber, Miss Kittie Freed, assistant2
Architect: Hallett & Rawson, Des Moines
Contractor: C. E. Atkinson, Webster City
Building Size: 60' 6" x 34'
Town & County
County: Story County
Population in 1900: 2,422
Population in 2010: 58,965
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 448.
Ames is located in Story County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named to honor Joseph Story (1779-1845) who served as a justice of the United States Supreme Court (1811-1845). Nevada is the county seat of Story County.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 294.)
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