Bedford Public Library
Current street address: 507 Jefferson St. Bedford, IA 50833
Carnegie address: 507 Jefferson St. Bedford, IA 50833
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: Yes
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: April 8, 19071
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Opening Date: Thursday, January 25, 1917, Presbyterian church, evening2
Librarian, at Dedication: Miss Pearl Robinson2
Architect: Wetherell & Gage, Des Moines
Carnegie Correspondent: W. M. Jackson, Lawyer
Building Size: 60 x 34 ft.
Building Description: “The building is of brick and concrete and of attractive design.”2
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Town & County
County: Taylor County
Population in 1900: 1,996
Population in 2010: 1,620
Source: Census of Iowa, 1905, p. 335 (http://www.census.gov/census2000/states/ia.html)