Sanborn Public Library
Current street address: 407 Main St. Sanborn, IA 51248
Carnegie address: West 2nd Street Sanborn, IA 51248-0430
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: March 29, 19111
Amount of Grant: $4,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Wednesday, May 22, 19122
Carnegie Correspondent: E. M. Hubbard, House of Representatives (Iowa)
Librarian, at Dedication:
Architect: W. W. Beach, Sioux City
Contractor: A. F. Kings, Mitchell, South Dakota
Building Description: "The building is attractive and convenient..."2
Town & County
County: O'Brien County
Population in 1900: 1,247
Population in 2010: 1,404
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Thirteenth Census of the United States â€” 1910. 1,174 population.
Sanborn is a town in O’Brien County, which was established on January 15, 1851. The county was named for William Smith O’Brien (1803-1864) an Irish patriot. The county seat is at Primghar. O’Brien county received two Carnegie grants for the towns of Sanborn and Sheldon.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 242.)
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