Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1920, Carnegie Public Library, Estherville, Iowa

[LIB11050] - In 1902, W.P. Ward, City Supervisor, corresponded with Andrew Carnegie in regard to a gift for a Library building in Estherville.  Mayor Hartung received a letter from Carnegie stating he would give $10,000 to the city with the understanding that the city furnish a site and pledge $1,000 annually for its support. In 1903 the Carnegie building was completed and occupied by Fall.  First official Librarian:  Sade Davidson. [Website]

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