Malvern Public Library
Current street address: 502 Main St. Malvern, IA 51551
Carnegie address: 502 Main St. Malvern, IA 51551
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: September 29, 19151
Amount of Grant: $8,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Saturday, June 2, 1917
Carnegie Correspondent: Nellie Aistorpe, School Library Board
Librarian, at Dedication: Mrs. Ruth Roberts
Contractor: Earle McCormick, Malvern & Lou Pratt, Red Oak
Building Size: 52' 4" x 30'
1CCNYR, reel 18.
Town & County
County: Mills County
Population in 1900: 1,166
Population in 2010: 1,142
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Thirteenth Census of the United States â€” 1910. 1,154.
Malvern is a town in Mills County, which was established on January 15, 1851. The county wa named for Major Frederick Mills of Burlington, Iowa, who was killed in 1847 in the Mexican War. The county seat is at Glenwood. Both Malvern and Glenwood received Carnegie grants.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 228.)
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