Marengo Public Library
Current street address: 235 E. Hilton St. Marengo, IA 52301
Carnegie address: 235 E. Hilton St. Marengo, IA 52301
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: March 27, 19031
Amount of Grant: 10,000.001
Opening Date: Friday, August 4, 1905, Presbyterian church, 2:00pm2
Carnegie Correspondent: M. A. Raney, Newspaper Editor
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Pearl Hamilton2
Architect: Patton & Miller, Chicago
Contractor: Courtney & Bolt, Perry
Building Size: 50' 8" x 50' 8"
Town & County
County: Iowa County
Population in 1900: 2,007
Population in 2010: 2,528
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Marengo is the county seat of Iowa County, which was established on February 17, 1843. In 1845, the site was chosen, and the town was purportedly named for the plains of Marengo in Italy, where Napoleon Bonaparte won a victory over the Austrians in 1800.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 164.)
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