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Camp Hoover

Graves Mill, Virginia
County of Madison.
National Register Number: 88001825
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - camp. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 7, 1988):
Secluded among the hemlocks at the base of Fork Mountain is what remains of the retreat developed between 1929 and 1932 as a "Summer White House" for President Herbert Hoover. Three of the 13 original buildings are still extant, as are trails, stone bridges, man-made trout pools, a stone fountain, and a massive outdoor stone fireplace. Originally built on a parcel owned by Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover, the camp is now within the boundaries of Shenandoah National Park, and, as requested by Hoover, it is administered and equipped as a Summer weekend retreat for the President of the United States.

There are no threats to the landmark.

Level I CLI Survey Stream stabilization and footbridge replacement. Some exterior staining.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The original nomination is quite poor and misses or misdescribes many structures. An update to the nomination would be useful.

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