Waverly Inn Maple Avenue, Cheshire Monday, February 11, 1952
Hamden firefighters and firefighters from virtually every other surrounding town responded "mutual aid" to Cheshire on Monday, February 11, 1952, when fire destroyed the Waverly Inn, a very popular restaurant on Maple Avenue.
Thought to be the work of a "fire bug," this was was the fourth in a string of suspicious fires that had plagued the town since the previous December.
The Waverly Inn was rebuilt and ready for occupancy in about seven months. Decades later it became the Waverly Tavern, a banquet hall for special occasions. It went out of business a few years ago.
In January 2012, the business reopened in the same Maple Avenue location - once again as the Waverly Inn.
Photo courtesy of Local 2687
From the February 14, 1952 edition of The Hamden Chronicle