BRYANT, Iowa (KWQC) – It’s the buzz in a small Clinton County community. A husband and wife determined to save a landmark in tiny, Bryant, Iowa.
In 1997, Gary and Denise Schroeder bought property on 148th Street. Not just any property. A building which Denise said has potential.
In 1910, the building was a social club. Denise’s grandfather started a seed corn business in the building years ago.
At one time, this special place was home to a dance hall.
Ninety eight year old Laverne Myers attended dances there. A place where young ladies gathered and young men would ask them to dance.
Since 2007, the Schroeders have poured quite a bit of time, energy, and money toward restoring the building. A new roof, windows, siding, and tuck pointing were essential aspects of the project.
The front doors came from a church in Bryant. The Schroeders tried to salvage as many materials as they could.
A new basement was poured. There are living quarters in the building.
In October, Jessup Schroeder will have his wedding reception at the former dance hall. A building which has provided so many memories for the people in small town Iowa.