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Hoover, Herbert, Birthplace

West Branch, Iowa
County of Cedar.
Downey and Penn Streets
National Register Number: 66000110
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: IA-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: National Historic Site - see www.nps.gov/heho.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 23, 1965):
This was the birthplace of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). This two-room frame cottage in West Branch was his home in 1884.

Condition:
No threat to the NHL at this time

an exterior lead abatement and repainting project was completed in 2006, along with a minor upgrade of the structure's fire suppression system.


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