Atlantic Public Library
Current street address: 507 Poplar St. Atlantic, IA 50022
Carnegie address: 507 Poplar St. Atlantic, IA 50022
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: March 14, 19021
Amount of Grant: $12,500.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Monday, December 28, 19032
Carnegie Correspondent: E. E. Egan, Newspaper Editor
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Pearl Evans2
Building Description: "...constructed of pressed brick, with inside finishing of stained oak."2
1CCNYR, reel 2. 1ILQ, Jan. 1904, 4(1), p. 13.
Town & County
County: Cass County
Population in 1900: 5,046
Population in 2010: 7,112
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 448.
Atlantic is the county seat of Cass County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Cass County was named for Lewis Cass (1782-1866) who had been a Michigan Senator, and had been a Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1848. The first county seat was established at a town named Lewis, but in 1869, the seat was moved to Atlantic.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 58.)
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