Perry Public Library
Current street address: 1101 Willis Ave. Perry, IA 50220
Carnegie address: 1102 Willis Avenue Perry, IA 50220
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: January 13, 19031
Amount of Grant: $10,000.00 (initial) + $600.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: December 10, 1904, Grand Opera House, 8:00 pm2
Carnegie Correspondent: P.H. O'Connor1
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Flora B. Baily2
Architect: Liebbe, Nourse, & Rasmussen, Des Moines3
Town & County
County: Dallas County
Population in 1900: 3,986
Population in 2010: 8,122
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Perry is a town in Dallas County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named for Geroge Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864) who served as the eleventh Vice President of the United States. In 1849, Adel was named the county seat.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 87.)
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