Sturdevant House Receives Tax Break

Historic Home’s Property Taxes Waived

Posted by CC on October 2nd, 2010 9:00 am

In welcome news to the board for the Ira and Asenath Sturdevant House, a unanimous decision by the Bremer County Board of Supervisors waived two tax payments for the property earlier this week. Due to the timing of the purchase of the home, the previous taxes were still owed to the county. With the September and March tax payments waived, those funds can now go into restoration of the historic property.

The oldest house in Waverly, the Sturdevant House was flooded during the 2008 disasters. Preservation Iowa is working with local preservationists and descendants of Ira and Asenath Sturdevant to preserve this historic home for future generations. The organization has also received a $15,000 grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Once restored, the home will become a center for education and heritage tourism known as the Ira and Asenath Sturdevant House: A Living History Project.

Articles on the tax break can be found online:
The Courier Tax Break Sought for Historic Waverly Home
Waverly Democrat Sturdevant House Relieved from Taxes
KWWL No Property Taxes for Historic Waverly Home