• Note — Next year is the 100th anniversary of the first “home for the aged” in Clinton — the Alverno.
It was started in the old Judge Chase home on Bluff Boulevard. They are in need of documentation for the 1914 to 1939 era. If you have knowledge or articles, please direct them to the Alverno.
Gary Herrity is the Clinton Herald’s historical columnist. His column appears on Fridays.
Sources November 18, 1962 Davenport Times- Democrat; Clinton County Historical Society Museum; Eugene Burke and Don Leslie