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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
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.

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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