Marshalltown Public Library
Current street address: 36 N. Center St. Marshalltown, IA 50158
Carnegie address: 36 N. Center St. Marshalltown, IA 50158
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: December 30, 19011
Amount of Grant: $25,000.00 (initial) + $5,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Wednesday, April 22, 1903, Odeon Theatre, afternoon2
Carnegie Correspondent: P. S. Balch, Banker
Librarian, at Dedication: Mrs. M.M. Battis3
Architect: Patton & Miller, Chicago2
Contractor: J. F. Atkinson
Building Size: 69' 7" x 67' 7"
Building Description: "The building is of LeGrand limestone..."2
Town & County
County: Marshall County
Population in 1900: 11,544
Population in 2010: 27,552
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Marshalltown is the county seat of Marshall County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named in honor of John Marshall (1755-1835), the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The first county seat was situated at Marietta, but in 1859, the Iowa Supreme Court decided on the relocation to the town of Marshall. In 1863, the name of the town was changed to Marshalltown.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 223-224.)
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