Onawa Public Library
Current street address: 707 Iowa Ave. Onawa, IA 51040
Carnegie address: 707 Iowa Ave. Onawa, IA 51040
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: December 13, 19071
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Friday, October 22, 1909, no formal exercises2
Carnegie Correspondent: F. E. Lark, School Superintendent
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Stella Wiley2
1CCNYR, reel 23. 2ILQ, Oct. 1909, 6(4), pp.62-63.
Town & County
County: Monona County
Population in 1900: 1,933
Population in 2010: 2,998
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Onawa is the county seat of Monona County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Monona is of Native American origin. In 1854, the county seat was located in Bloomfield, which was renamed Ashton. In 1858, the county seat was moved to Onawa.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 232.)
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