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Property Name West Liberty Fairgrounds Historic District
Reference Number 15000916
State Iowa
County Muscatine
Town West Liberty
Street Address 101 N. Clay Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/22/2015
Areas of Significance Social History, Agriculture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000916
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The West Liberty Fairgrounds Historic District is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A at a local level of significance. The district is historically significant within the social and agricultural history of West Liberty and the surrounding rural area. The period of significance begins in 1875 when the initial 31 acres of land on the southwest edge of West Liberty were purchased by the West Liberty Park Association and extends through 1969 when the last of the expansion and improvements in the 1960s for the fairgrounds were concluded with the completion of the new girls' 4-H exhibit hall. Significant dates are noted for the expansion of the fairgrounds within the boundary through the purchase of the original land in 1875 and additional land in 1889 and 1963.

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