Waverly Public Library
Current street address: 1500 W. Bremer Ave. Waverly, IA 50677
Original building still standing: No
Still in use as a library: No
Carnegie Grant Information
Date of Grant: February 20, 19031
Amount of Grant: $10,000.001
Cornerstone Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Opening Date: January 26, 19052
Carnegie Correspondent: P. M. Smock, County Supervisor.
Librarian, at Dedication: Mrs. Mary B. Whitmire3
Architect: Murphy and Ralston Architects, Waterloo, IA
Building Size: 55' 8" x 41'
Building Description: "It is a one story building with finished basement, built of pressed brick with cut Bedford stone trimmings"2
Town & County
County: Bremer County
Population in 1900: 3,177
Population in 2010: 9,874
Twelfth Census of the United States 1900. p. 451.
Waverly is the county seat of Bremer County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Bremer County was named in honor of Frederika Bremer (1801-1865), a Swedish author and poet. In 1853, Waverly became the county seat, three years after it was first settled.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 41.)
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