Clarinda Public Library
Current street address: 100 East Garfield Street Clarinda, IA 51632-1635
Carnegie address: 300 North 16th Street Clarinda, IA 51632-1635
Original building still standing: Yes
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: February 21, 19071
Amount of Grant: $10,000.00 (initial) + $5,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: Thursday, April 15, 19092
Carnegie Correspondent: W. C. Brown, President of New York Central Lines
Librarian, at Dedication: Mrs. Clara B. Willis
Architect: W. W. Welch
1CCNYR, reel 6. 2ILQ, Apr. 1909, 6(2), pp.25-26.
Town & County
County: Page County
Population in 1900: 3,276
Population in 2010: 5,572
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 449.
Clarinda is the county seat of Page County, which was established on February 24, 1847. Page County is named in honor of Captain John Page (1795-1846) who was killed in 1846 at the Battle of Palo Alto in the Mexican War. In 1852, Clarinda was made the county seat, and was named for Clarinda Buck, a member of the early community. Page County received two Carnegie grants for Clarinda and Shenandoah.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 250.)
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