New Hampton Public Library
Current street address: 20 W. Spring St. New Hampton, IA 50659
Carnegie address: 7 North Water Avenue New Hampton, Iowa 50659
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: August 15, 19081
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Friday, February 4, 1910, Opera House, evening2
Carnegie Correspondent: Mr. Timothy Donovan
Librarian, at Dedication: Misses Grimsby, Powers, and Porter2
Architect: O. A. Hougland, Chariton
Contractor: Nelson Construction, Mason City
Town & County
City: New Hampton
County: Chickasaw County
Population in 1900: 2,339
Population in 2010: 3,571
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
New Hampton is the county seat of Chickasaw County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Chickasaw was named for the Native American Nation. In 1854, the county seat was first located at Bradford, which was named for the Chief of the Chickasaw. In 1857, the seat was moved to Chickasaw Center, which was then renamed New Hampton. Chickasaw County received two Carnegie grants for the towns of New Hampton and Nashua.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 69.)
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