Bremer County

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Bremer County is named for Frederika Bremer, who was a Swedish traveler, poet and author.


Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Waverly  1854 – present


County Courthouse – Waverly


Location:  415 East Bremer Avenue / 4th Street NE

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Mortimer B Cleveland of Waterloo

Contractor:  Rebholz & Drape Construction Company of Tripoli


Description: The building faces south and is a three story pressed buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The central section has vertical stone divided by buff colored brick. The east and west sections are lower at two stories. There is dark stone framing the first story entrance. The building was a Works Project Administration project.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1858.



N – Chickasaw County

E – Fayette County

S – Black Hawk County

W – Butler County








Photos taken 2008