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Carnegie Libraries in Iowa

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City

Year Built

Current Status

Other

Albia

1905

Library

Addition

Alden

1913

Library

2001 Addition

Algona

1903

Gift shop


Ames

1903

Library

Remodeled

Atlantic

1902

Library

Remodeled/Addition

Audubon

1911

Library

Remodeled/Addition 1993

Bedford

1915

Library


Bloomfield

1911

Library


Britt

1916

Razed, mid 1960's


Carroll

1903

Museum


Cedar Falls

1902

Razed


Torn down for new library 2001

Cedar Rapids

1901

Art Museum


Chariton

1903

Library

Remodeled/Addition

Charles City

1903

Art Center


Cherokee

1903

Library

Addition/Renovation

Clarinda

1908

Library

new building planned

Clear Lake

1916

Library

new wing 1979 and 2001

Clinton

1901

Library

Plan to build new library in 2002

Colfax

1904

Library


Corydon

1917

School Offices


Council Bluffs

1903

Railroad Museum

New Library 97

Cresco

1913

Library

Addition/Renovation

Davenport

1904

Razed, 1965


Denison

1902

Library

Renovation

DeWitt

1907

City Hall

new library 1989

Dubuque

1901

Library

Renovation

Dunlap

1911

Library


Eagle Grove

1902

History Museum


Eldon

1911

Library


Eldora

1901

Law offices

New Library 2000

Emmetsburg

1911

Palo Alto County Heritage Center & ISU Extension

new library 1997

Estherville

1902

Library

Addition

Fairfield

1892

Indian Hills satellite campus, museum & Iowa Workforce offices

new library 1996

Fort Dodge

1901

Privately owned

New Library 2000

Garner

1914

Razed, 1977-78

new library 1979

Glenwood

1903

Library


Greenfield

1915

Restored and now gift shop (2000)


Grundy Center

1910

Torn down to build new library

New Library

Hamburg

1915

Library


Hampton

1902

Library


Hawarden

1901

Library

Addition/Renovation

Humboldt

1906

Library

Renovation

Indianola

1903

Opera Office

new library 1985

Iowa City

1902

Commercial Offices


Iowa Falls

1903

Carnegie Art Museum/History Museum

New Library

Jefferson

1903

Library

addition 1960 

Knoxville

1910

Library

Addition/Renovation 1957

Lake City

1908

Library

2001 - Planning New Library

Laurens

1907

Museum/County


Le Mars

1903

Art Center/Civic Center


Leon

1905

Library


Logan

1915

Library

Addition

Malvern

1915

Library

Addition/Renovation

Manchester

1902

Library

Addition/Renovation

Maquoketa

1902

Library

Addition/Renovation

Marengo

1904

Library

Expansion 2006

Marion

1903

Methodist Church offices

Library New Building

Marshalltown

1901

Library

Renovation; new library planned 2007

Mason City

1902

Private Offices/Construction Firm


Missouri Valley

1909

Library

Renovation 2000

Montezuma

1917

2004 owned by city/plans uncertain

new library 2005

Monticello

1903

Library

plans for new library 2006

Mount Ayr

1915

Library


Mount Pleasant

1903

Education Center 2004

2001 Plan New Library;Carnegie purchased by Southeastern College, 2004

Mount Vernon

1905

Norton Geology Center & Anderson Science Museum


Nashua

1905

Library 

addition 1986

New Hampton

1908

Culture Center/Museum


Newton

1902

Razed, 1994

new library 

Odebolt

1904

Library

Addition

Onawa

1907

Library

Addition/Renovation 2005

Osage

1905

City Hall/Chamber offices

New Library 1995

Osceola

1908

Library

Addition/Renovation

Oskaloosa

1902

Library

Renovation

Ottumwa

1902

Library

Renovation/Addition

Pella

1905

City Hall/storage

Additions 1957 & 1977 / New Library 2000

Perry

1903

Museum & special collections

new library 1993

Red Oak

1906

Library

Addition 1920s

Reinbeck

1916

Library

Addition/Renovation 1992

Rockwell City

1908

Library

Will build new library

Sac City

1911

Police/Chamber of Commerce


Sanborn

1911

will be moved or razed; 2006

new library planned for 2006

Sheldon

1906

Museum

new library 1969

Shenandoah

1903

Library

Addition 1950; 2004 new addition planned

Sibley

1915

Library

Addition/Renovation

Sigourney

1913

N/A

Plan New Library 2001

Sioux City - Main

1911

Carnegie Place Apartments


Sioux City - Branch

1911

N/A


Spencer

1903

Razed, 1970


Spirit Lake

1905

Business offices

Library adaptive reuse of grocery building 1990

Storm Lake

1903

City owned/Santa's Castle

new library 1971

Stuart

1906

Library


Tama

1904

Woodworking Shop

New Library

Tipton

1902

Library

Plan to Renovate?

Traer

1914

Library

Addition/Renovation 2004 complete

Villisca

1907

Library

Added Elevator

Vinton

1903

Library

Addition/Renovation

Waterloo - East Side

1906

City Offices


Waterloo - West Side

1906

Law Offices


Waverly

1903

Offices

New Library; old building now offices

West Liberty

1904

Library

Addition/Renovation

Winterset

1904

Renovated for City Hall offices 2001/2002

Library - Adaptive reuse of Vocational bldg 2001

Woodbine

1909

Library

Addition 2001


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