Winterset Public Library
Current street address: 123 N. Second St. Winterset, IA 50273
Carnegie address: 124 W. Court Avenue, Winterset, Iowa 50273
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: February 5, 19041
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Cornerstone Date: September 15, 1904
Opening Date: Friday, June 16, 1905
Carnegie Correspondent: P. E. McClanahan, Mayor
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Mary Cassidy
Contractor: Kale & Lewis, Winterset
Building Size: 57' x 50'
1CCNYR, reel 34.
Town & County
County: Madison County
Population in 1900: 3,039
Population in 2010: 5,190
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 451.
Winterset is the county seat of Madison County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named in honor of James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth President of the United States. Winterset was named county seat in 1849.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 212.)
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