Waverly’s Historic Sturdevant House to be Preserved

IHPA facilitated purchase of flood-damaged home

Posted by CC on May 10th, 2009 10:50 am

IHPA president Rod Scott was present at the sheriff’s sale of the historic Sturdevant House in Waverly. As mentioned in a past Preservation News story from January 24th, 2009 entitled Efforts Underway to Save Waverly Pioneer’s House, the home was threatened by flooding, foreclosure, and possible redevelopment. On April 14, historian Rick Sturdevant and his wife, Katherine, a professor of history, purchased the home for $34,155, just $1.37 more than the bank’s bid. Rick and Kathy came from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to save his family’s ancestral home, which will be preserved as a historic site, according to a recent article in the Waverly Democrat. IHPA facilitated the purchase and is helping raise funds.

If you are interested in donating, please send a check to IHPA, P.O. Box 814, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641. Be sure to make the check out to the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance and mark it for donation to the Sturdevant House fund. Thank you for supporting IHPA’s efforts to preserve this significant historic property! If you are not already a member, please consider joining to assist in future preservation efforts across the state!

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